President Yahya Jammeh has called on members of the National Assembly (NAMs) to desist from partisan party politics in executing their duties. President Jammeh told the parliamentarians to take national interest as their prime concern, which according him, should supersede any other activity in the National Assembly.
President Jammeh made these remarks, upon delivering a statement at the State Opening of Parliament on Friday.
The Gambian Leader said the NAMs would be able to bring about development, if they work collectively. He said their collective efforts towards national issues will turn The Gambia into a modern state. "Anything that is not in the interest of the Gambian people, should not be accepted by any party in the Assembly. Whatever is of national interest should be supported by all members irrespective of your divergent political views".
President Jammeh then advised the APRC NAMs to be visiting their constituencies regularly in order to keep abreast with the concerns of their electorates, whom they represent. "How can you represent them if you do not have a regular contact with them. Pay attention to their concerns. Do not tell them what you cannot do and do not run away from them. Some people have been rejected to contest under the APRC ticket because of their own attitude", he said.
The Gambian leader then assured the NAMs of his continued support at all times.