By Buba Gagigo
The National Youth President of the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) MC Cham Jr has accused some executive members of the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) of sending people to attack him, following his recent meeting with President Adama Barrow at the State House.
“A lot of things and insults have been directed to me and are all coming from my own party (GDC). The party is not known for that. What we knew was even if someone leaves the party, we thank you for his or her efforts. MC Cham didn’t leave the party yet, but people are saying a lot of things. They should know that in 2016 when everyone was quiet, I was the only one talking. In 2018 when UDP was with President Barrow, I was the only one talking.
“For that case, I am not afraid of the insults. Even if I had left the party, they should have thanked me, but there are executive members in the GDC who pushed people to attack me. If I have the chance, I will go back again (to meet President Barrow at the State House), I am not afraid of anything. People can voice their opinions, however they see it,” he said in an audio recording obtained by Kerr Fatou.
Despite, the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) Youth President did not regret his decision to honour President Barrow’s invitation to State House
“I will thank all my advisers who advised me to go and answer to President Adama Barrow on matters about the country. I also had a discussion with my party(GDC) before going, and I did not regret going there. Even If he calls me again, I will go back and discuss with him. He is the head of State. If he calls you for discussion, that is very important. Secondly, I am a youth in politics, if I go to a stage where the president starts to pay attention to what I am saying; I thank God and my parents. This is a big win for me, and I would have loved my parents to have witnessed this,” he concluded.
Many people have critiqued MC Cham Jr after he visited the State House. He however said that his visit was based on the invitation extended to him by President Adama Barrow to discuss issues of national interest.