ONBE Chairman to Contest Basse Seat
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
As the race to the March 29 National Assembly Elections gathers pace, political aspirants forparliamentary seats have been indicating their interest.
Whilst the incumbent National Assembly member for Basse Constituency, Hon. Sellu Bah recently declared his intention to seek re-election, Babucarr Jabbi, the chairman of thegroup ‘Operation No Back way to Europe’ (ONBE) has also indicated his interest to contest for the same seat in the upcoming elections under the ticket of the governing party, the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC).
In an interview with the Daily Observer Monday, Jabbi, a youth activist said he has made his final decision to contest in the upcoming National Assembly Election for the interest of the youths, stressing that he is eligible given his status as a native of Basse.Jabbi promised to work hard and respect his constituents if elected. “If they trust you and put you there, you should stand for them and uplift their living standard,” he told this reporter.
While expressing his continued loyalty to the ruling party, Jabbi said as a youth activist he has been contributing immensely to the development of the country, citing the many projects his organisation has embarked upon across the country. “This term is purely for the youth because even the minister of Youth and Sports is a youth,” he said.
Asked if he will contest as an independent candidate if he is not selected by the ruling party, Jabbi replied in the negative, saying he is a loyal APRC militant.“Anyone who will be fortunate to be selected should come from the locals and that candidate should represent the people fully at parliament” he added. He finally called on the people to select him as the next candidate for Basse seat as the incumbent has already served three consecutive terms in the National Assembly.
Author: Alieu Ceesay in Basse, URR;Daily Observer