Jammeh: ‘My Mother Asked Me to Thank You’
Yahya Jammeh, APRC
Monday, November 21, 2011(Daily News) Gambian president Yahya Jammeh said, the tour he’s embarking on ahead of Nov.24 presidential elections is not meant to canvass votes, but to heed his mother’s advice to embark on a ‘thank you tour.’
Ahead of the Nov.24 presidential elections, president Jammeh had vowed that he will not go on a campaign trial because his development projects are self evident.
However, in a television interview that was reproduced in Daily Observer newspaper recently, Jammeh’s mother, Asombi Bojang was quoted as saying that his son should embark on a ‘thank you tour’ to return thanks to the masses who had given him the mandate the rule.
“I am not here to campaign for votes, but to heed to his mother’s advice to go on a ‘Thank you tour,’ Jammeh told a mass political rally in Basse, administrative centre of rural Upper River region.
“I have come to thank you because 17 years is neither 17 months nor 17 weeks. For all these long, you have been supporting me; defended me and raised my voice high both within and outside the country.
He said, he has fulfilled all the promises he made to rural Basse since he came to power in 1994.
“When you enter the polling centre and do not understand anything, you have the right to consult your party agent for guidance,” said Mr Lamin Kaba Bajo, APRC campaign manager while addressing the rally.
Mr Bajo, who doubles as minister for Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters said, APRC ballot boxes will bear a portrait of President Jammeh holding a sword and a prayer bead.