By Adama Tine
Independent aspirant Marie Sock-Jobarteh, who recently joined alliance with the United Democratic Party (UDP), on Tuesday at Kiang Nema spoke tough in response to claims that UDP leader Ousainou Darboe, ran away from the recent hosted presidential debate.
Marie Sock said: “I want to tell you all in the Diaspora that there are lots of things you are told over there that are not here in reality. I have been in the Diaspora for a very long time and now am here, so I know what am telling you.”
“What people say about UDP is totally different from what UDP really is. UDP is a well-organized party with highly responsible and dedicated people in their work for The Gambia, most especially our presidential candidate Lawyer Ousainou Darboe,” she pointed out.
Marie Sock added; “I want to inform those saying Ousainou Darboe ran away from the political debate, that he did not because I am right here with him. He was in the heart of Bansang and that is where he had his political debate with the people that needed him most.”
“Darboe was with the people that had no access to internet, no access to electricity, and no access to water and until that access is available all over The Gambia he will be with them,” she stated.
She added that it is why the people need to vote UDP in and make Lawyer Darboe president of The Gambia because he deserves it.
In Kiang Manduar, Oley Dibba-Wadda, senior deputy administrative secretary of the UDP said: “people of Lower River Region, you have clearly shown us today that you are UDP’s fixed deposit.
“The constant missing of children in this country should have been something that the government should have taken seriously but the government is doing nothing to end it. President Barrow is busy giving away ambulances when our hospitals are empty without medication, and women are dying in the hospitals during labor,” she said.
Ms Dibba-Wadda claimed that President Barrow was also giving out cooking pots to women when those women are suffering with nothing to feed themselves.