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Sabally Denies Joining NPP

Momodou Sabally
The rejected UDP aspirant for Busumbala constituency

By Landing Ceesay

The Former Secretary General of The Gambia Momodou Sabally has denied claims that he joined the National People’s Party (NPP).

Taking to his social media handles, Sabally described the claim as ‘false’ and called himself as a ‘loyal and committed’ supporter of the UDP.

“The desperate dudes of the NPP released a malicious and mendacious audio last night, claiming that I had joined their party and given up on my run for parliament Busumbala Constituency under the UDP ticket.

“The claim is false. That is the wish of President Barrow and his mafia camp, but it shall not happen in a billion years, ‘Inshaa Allah’ (God willing). I am a member of the UDP, and I shall remain a loyal and committed supporter of the great #yellow party,” he wrote on his social media handles on Friday.

The development came after Sabally’s attempt to run under the UDP ticket for Busumbala constituency in the April 9 Parliamentary elections was rejected by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) based on Section 90(1)(e) of The 1997 Constitution.

After his rejection to contest in the coming parliamentary election, Sabally sued the IEC seeking the court to squash the Commission’s decision to reject his nomination.

The outspoken politician who hasn’t yet given up his ambition to become the elected representative for the people of Busumbala constituency stated his optimism of winning his case against the IEC at the High Court of The Gambia.

“The struggle to liberate our country from subjugation to our Neighbour and the mafia cabal shall continue unabated till we restore the sovereignty of our motherland and stop the rampant corruption and cronyism that characterizes the NPP kleptocracy,” he said.

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