By Buba Gagigo
The deputy spokesperson of Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction [APRC] said that the government returned seven of their 10 vehicles seized.
Dodou Jah added that they are expecting 3 more vehicles on 19th July [Monday].
“It’s ten cars, seven cars are here and three are yet to come. The seven cars are taken to be painted but they are yet to be handed over to the executive,” he said.
Asked whether they are also expecting money from The Government; “we are also expecting money but we don’t know how much as of now. We will have an executive meeting on Thursday, then there will be a briefing about the money,” he added
When contacted for comment on the development, the government spokesperson neither denied it nor confirmed.
“I’m not denying that it happened, but I’m not aware,” Ebrima G. Sankareh told Kerr Fatou.
The former ruling now opposition party has spent the last four years demanding the release of its frozen assets, after the new government froze former president Jammeh’s assets while enquiry into his financial dealings was on. The inquiry- the Janneh Commission, concluded that Jammeh stole billions of Gambian dalasi.
However, the APRC had always argued that the party’s assets- vehicles and bank account froze, do not belong to Jammeh and therefore should be returned to the party.
Recently, the APRC confirmed that they are in talks with President Barrow’s NPP among others and some of the key demands they put forward in the negotiation are the return of those assets and former president, among others.
In the last few days, rumours have emerged that APRC and NPP have come to terms as a result, the former ruling party’s assets would be returned.