Barrow’s corruption supersedes that of the Jammeh regime – Darboe alleges

Mamos Media

By Adama Tine

The secretary general and party leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP), Lawyer Ousainu Darboe on Saturday marking the first day of his political campaign for the December 4th presidential elections in the North Bank Region (NRR) said the corruption in President Adama Barrow’s government supersedes former President Yahya Jammeh’s regime.

Darboe who was speaking to a large crowd in Aljamdu village, Upper Niumi, disclosed that: “I once asked the minister of Lands in Barrow’s government that since he assumed office how many plots of land he has given away, who are those he gave them to and on what reasons did he give them those plots but until to date the minister never answered to me.”

Darboe added that “since you have refused to answer my questions, I put it to you that you have sold our lands, and accumulated the money for politics.”

Darboe further said “I challenge Mr. Adama Barrow to tell Gambians where he got the money he bought all those NPP pickup cars and buses roaming around the country since his salary cannot afford them.”

“What former President Yahya Jammeh was doing is exactly the same shoes that Barrow is wearing since he became president. You were expected to help the people but not the people feeding and enriching you,” Darboe said.

“Even if Barrow does not eat a single butut from his salary, he cannot afford the vehicles worth millions that he has been ordering in his name within the five years and even if his salary is 3 million dalasis per annum, 15 million for the 5 years in office cannot get him those National People’s Party (NPP) cars roaming around the country,” he added.

“Mr. President you are involved in corruption practices. You have been misusing your office. You are taking money from people promising to give them contracts and that is why you are able to get all these money you possess.”

Darboe went further to say that “If what I just said is not true, I challenge you to come with evidence to show us that you are not involved in corrupt practices and if you do that, I assure you that I will ask the Gambian people to give you their votes.”

“Mr. president I challenge you again to tell the Gambians about the $735 thousand that was found in your wife’s account from a Chinese company that today has won a contract with the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC.) We also want you to tell us the cost of the plane you hired by tendering us with a receipt and also where the remaining balance is being spent,” Darboe stressed.

“For a better Gambia in all sectors, I call on all genuine Gambians to give their votes to UDP. I also call on all UDP supporters and the Gambia at large not to allow politics to divide us. We should maintain peace and tranquillity throughout this election time for the reason that we are one Gambia and one people,” Darboe concluded.


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