APRC Faction Victory in Foni: Jammeh’s Influence in Gambian Politics

Former Gambian President, Yaya Jammeh 

By Amadou Manjang

Five parliamentary seats in the Foni Kansala districts, West Coast Region (WCR) has been won by independent candidates loyal to the former President Yahya Jammeh. 

The candidates are drawn from the faction that break away from the Alliance Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction (APRC) party that supported National People's Party (NPP) in the 2021 presidential election.

The faction known as (No-to-Alliance) rejected the NPP-APRC coalition. They supported the Gambia Moral Congress (GMC) presidential candidates in the National Assembly elections.

Readers could recalled that the recent fighting that erupted between the Cassamance rebels and the Senegalese soldier's near the border in The Gambian territory evacuated lot of people in border villages in the districts of Kansala.

Despite the evacuation of more than one thousand people in the area, there was lower turned out of voters during the National Assembly elections. 

Critics argued that the victory of the five candidates supported by Yahya Jammeh shows he is still influence in  Gambian politics. 


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