President Barrow stops the use of govt vehicles for campaigns

President Barrow stops the use of govt vehicles for campaigns

President Adama Barrow has ordered that government vehicles not be used for campaign purposes by the coalition that brought him to power.

Pro-democracy activists frowned upon an order from his office to have government vehicles used by those seeking for parliamentary positions.

Former President Yahya Jammeh has been accused of impounding government vehicles for use by his APRC party during his 22-year rule.

Opposition members often accused the former ruler of using executive orders to have vehicles meant for official use be handed over to his supporters who will use them for campaign purposes.

A Gambian lawmaker, Samba Jallow, accused the former government of siphoning millions from local governments to fund its campaigns, a longstanding issue President Barrow vowed to do away with.

Barrow’s win began a new era for The Gambia as he upholds his pledge to work toward greater freedoms and reforms to the security forces and the constitution through a government that is accountable to the people.

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