By Ramatoulie Jawo
The National Assembly member for Badibou Central, Honorable Sulayman Saho, on Thursday, while contributing to the adjournment debate of the fourth Ordinary session of the sixth legislature of the National Assembly, called on the government to control the National Identity Card.
“I have ample evidence on my desk in Central Badibou where we have non-citizens of this country participating in our election or electoral process. But it all started with the documentation. Our National Identity Card must be respected. As politicians, let us not abuse our national documents because of our political prosperity.
“We all came from families which are from the former governments and we have learned that this has been a culture, not this government but for the past governments. Can’t we make a stop to it now? the PPP government, it happened, the APRC government it happened. Should the Barrow government continue a legacy, which is a poor legacy? An undemocratic legacy and abuse of authority to give our documents to Non-Gambians to vote in our elections,” he stressed.
Hon. Saho further calls for the regulation of the system in other to promote peace;
“So we must try to regulate our system in other to promote peace within the country. These are some of the things we need to work on as a country to make sure that we sanitized our electoral system,” he concluded.