Following the January 8th and 10th political violence that erupted in the country between supporters of the government mainly from the UDP and APRC supporters in Mankamang Kunda in the Upper River Region and Busumbala in the West Coast Region, the Gambia Police Force has decided to suspend all political activities by revoking all the permits that were issued.
The police urged the general public to comply with the directives and warn all to desist from any form of violence.
The release reads:
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 10th 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.