Gambia’s main opposition demands investigation into convoy attack

Gambia’s main opposition demands investigation into convoy attack

Gambia’s main opposition APRC party has called for authorities to open an investigation into an attack that has left at least three of their supporters injured.

Ousman Rambo Jatta, a senior official of the APRC party said their convoy was attacked in Mankamang Kunda, the native village of the Gambia’s President Adama Barrow.

At least one person is said to be seriously injured and had received medical treatment at the Bansang Hospital in the country’s Central River Region.

Barrow defeated the APRC, which has ruled The Gambia under the erstwhile totalitarian leader, Yahya Jammeh. Jammeh has since gone into hiding in Equatorial Guinea, where he has been given asylum.

The APRC regime has been accused of human and civil rights violations. While the party’s new leaders refused to disassociate itself from Jammeh, it has been on a robust campaign to rebrand itself and remain relevant.

The party is on a nationwide tour drumming up more support ahead of the April local government elections, which will be the ultimate test of the party’s strength barely a year after losing its majority stake in the National Assembly.

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