Amadou Scattred Janneh joins UDP, as forces gather for 2021 polls
By Sainey Darboe
Prominent activist and politician, Dr Amadou Scattred Janneh, has officially joined the ranks of the United Democratic Party as the political outfit girds up for 2021 elections.
The news broke yesterday, but was confirmed after a meeting with the leader of the United Democratic Party Lawyer Ousainou Darboe which took place in the United States.
Confirming the move on his Facebook page, Dr. Scattred Janneh who served as minister of communications under quondam president Yahya Jammeh, as well as university professor in the United States wrote:
“It’s official. I’m now a bona fide member of the United Democratic Party. I thank all UDP members for the warm welcome!”.
Reacting to the news, UDP diaspora politico Buba Sidiq Jammeh stated:
Welcome to the UDP Doctor Amadou Scattred Janneh. We’re pleased and mightily grateful for choosing to join our party out of many other parties you could have.Your unflinching fight to bring about positive political change to our shores cannot be overstated. The tenacity you’ve shown in your pursuit of Democracy and justice, crisscrossing the corridors of the EU HQ, The Hague, the ECOWAS Commission and various other international hasn’t gone unnoticed either.
“In UDP, you will find fellow patriotic countrymen whom, in their own unique ways, have also fought the hard fight for democracy and rule of law. That common denominator we share, i believe shall make your presence in our ranks a fruitful one, with the country standing to gain the most. I also believe, the party will learn, accommodate and adopt some of the causes you’ve been passionately advocating for over the years, for we’re a party that celebrates new ideas, not stifle them”.