APRC Leader Thumbs Nose At Alleged Rape Victims

The leader of the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC), Fabakary Tombong Jatta, rubbished the rape claims and sexual assaults allegations made by three women against former President Jammeh, calling them “lies and fabrications.”
He made these remarks Friday during a news conference held at his residence in Talinding, some 9 km away from Banjul.
The move came a day after campaigners took to the streets to denounce sexual violence in solidarity with Fatou “Toufah” Jallow and others who opened up to an international rights group. Consequently, rape cases are spiralling out as the Justice Ministry saluted the trio for breaking their silence over what they went
Jatta told journalists that the APRC was subjected to a ‘smear campaign’ since January 2017.
“Everything that you can imagine was said. For us, listening to other beauty participants, we know that this is another ploy, a smear campaign,” he added.
Taking the gloves off, he further stated that this campaign is mounted by those who hate Yahya Jammeh and the APRC.
“They would die to see this party move forward,” he warned while indicating that the attacks are part of a “conspiracy geared towards tarnishing the image of President Jammeh.”
The APRC leader said despite all the allegations, accusers are yet to back up their claims with facts.
Written by Abdoulie John
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