By Halimatou Ceesay
Gambia Party for Democracy and Progress (GPDP) on Thursday 16th March 2018, Nominated three candidates out of the Nineteenth Wards for the Local Government councillorship Elections at the IEC Kanifing Administrative Area.
The candidates were led to the election house by the wife of the party leader and hundreds of supporters dressed in the party colour accompanied by local griots.
Speaking to waiting journalists, Janko Suso contestant for Banta-Ba/Borehole Ward said his reason of contesting is to empower women and youths in his ward.
“My people have been voting for many councillors for the past years and there is no development for them, this is what motivates me to contest so as to address their needs if elected” said Suso.
“For the past 22 years my people have been paying taxes without benefit from it. If elected I will make sure the government gives back the people of my ward the taxes they paid so as to use that and develop our ward,” said Ludimilda Dasylva contestant for Manjai ward.
One of aims includes supporting and empowering women to develop themselves. “It is very hard in the community we are living in for women to contest in the mist of many men, however I am confident that I will make it,” she said.
Babucarr Bajinka contestant for New Jeshwang/Ebo town Ward said his priority area is to empower women and youths and make sure that his people benefits from the taxes they paid.