Alagie Conteh, a prominent businessman and one of the key financiers of the Opposition United Democratic Party has switched political allegiance from UDP to President Barrow’s National Peoples Party, Alkamba Times can report.
Conteh, who is a very strong critic of President Barrow is expected to make a formal announcement later in the day, according to sources familiar with the issue.
In october 2021, the CEO of Dabanani Electrical Company alleged that the government has frozen his company’s Bloom Bank account “illegally” without proper investigations.
last year Conteh made stunning revelations explaining how Gambian President Adama Barrow and Chinese Energy Company TBEA connived to defraud eleven million dollars ($11 million) from Gambian taxpayers in the awarding of a twenty five million dollar ($25 million) contract for the Greater Banjul Electricity and Expansion Project.
Conteh, a renowned Businessman and a strong member of the United Democratic Party UDP made these revelations at a political rally held at his native home of Gunjur on Tuesday November, 30th 2021, where he also revealed how he caught President Adama Barrow redhanded twice stealing Gambian resources through shady electricity and energy deals.
“Before I parted ways with President Barrow, there was a time when the government wanted to implement a 150MW electricity project, they inflated the project cost up-to $200 million, and I offered him my advice to stay out of that project because he does not know the sector. I told him if you approve this contract, Gambian people will pay $200 million for nothing but he told me to excuse him for he will carry on with the project,”