Dr. Isatou Touray's maiden political rally in Brikama was poorly attended. It seems the enthusiasm to see the country's first female presidential candidate is very weak among voters.
There were dozens of empty seats and majority of the audience were children and women most of whom came to feed their curiosity.
"I don't think a woman should lead this country. It is not right and I don’t support it," said a mother who held a broom in her hand pretending to be a Dr. Touray supporter. "I don’t know what brought me here. She is wasting her money."
Another attendee, Pa Colley also told What's On-Gambia: "This is the smallest political crowd ever in Brikama for a presidential candidate, apart from Halifa Sallah."
Most of the young people that came to the rally were mobilised by one Fatou Bojang, who lives in Brikama Missira. She is one of Dr. Touray's staff members at Gamcotrap. Both of her parents are die-hard APRC supporters.
Accompanied by her husband, Dr. Touray looked disappointed when she entered the venue in Brikama Darukairu and noticed that few people showed up to listen to why she should be elected on December 1.
But one of the rally organisers told What's On-Gambia, the crowd was small because of the venue's location, not because their candidate is not liked.