Marie Sock Jorbateh, the first Gambian woman ever to file nomination papers to contest in a presidential election, has made a last-minute plea to Gambians to vote massively for UDP in Saturday’s crucial polls.
Marie endorsed Darboe after IEC scuttled her bid to be a candidate in the Dec 4, 2021 presidential election. She was one of the 15 aspirants whose nomination papers were rejected by the IEC.
“I encourage all UDP members, supporters, and even undecided voters to use this picture and hashtag in order to assure our candidate with our votes and voices. In few days, myself and United Democratic Party electorate will go to the polls to elect His Excellency Alhaji Ousainu NumuKunda Darboe as the 4th President, Commander in Chief of The Gambian Armed Forces. He is the leader with a clear vision to steer our country’s affairs for the next five years.
I am pleading to all Gambians to vote for UDP. The movement of change.
As you cast your vote for the UDP, you have chosen the best candidate for the top job which is His Excellency Alhaji Ousainu NumuKunda Darboe,” she said in a statement 2 days before voting begins in Banjul.
She added: “Your choice for choosing UDP should be known to the world, which is your belief in our candidate’s ability to transform the Gambia for our future for the majority of Gambians are still struggling to have access to basic social services such as free quality education, quality health care, adequate skill centers, clean drinking water, electricity, and wages.
Choose a UDP leader who is more capable to govern our beloved country in an inclusive, participatory manner and in our collective interest. It’s your right to choose and vote for the UDP leader as your candidate, regardless of your political affiliations. One man, one vote, give that vote to UDP for a better Gambia for all.”