The Gambia’s Inspector General supreintendent Landing Kinteh  has suspended all political permits until further notice. The decision, contained in a letter sent to all political parties published below, was exacerbated by violence resulting from the country tour of the former ruling Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction party of Yahya Jammeh on January 8 and 10 in Mankamang Kunda and Busumbala, respectively.

“The Office of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) notifies all political parties that all permits granted to conduct political activities have been suspended until further notice.

The decision to suspend all political activity permits has been taken following violent incidents in Mankamang Kunda in Upper River Region (URR) and Busumbala in West Coast Region on 8th and 1th January respectively.

The Office of the IGP urges the general public to comply with the directives and warns all to desist from any form of violence. The Gambia is a democratic country where all are free to support any political party of their choice.

The Office of the Inspector General of Police further informs the general public that investigations are underway regarding the two incidents anyone found to have run afoul of the law would be dealt with according to the full force of the law.”



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