UDP Darboe urges militants to allow him to deal with the election


The leader of the opposition United Democratic Party, Ousainu Darboe has called on his supporters to go on their normal business and allow the party to deal with the electoral results.

“My UDP family and I know how you feel, I know this was not what you expected, you didn’t expect this because you know how far you have worked, how well conducted your campaign have been, because of that, the results that have been out so far are been sucking, surprising, and unimaginable, but what UDP family is known for peace and calmness, and tolerance, therefore I called on of you to be peaceful and calm to let your perfect leaders deal with the situation accordingly and not do anything that runs contrary,” Darboe militants.

ANM Darboe called on Party supporters to protect the good image of the party and values they are known for and avoid doing anything contrary to those values.”

The UDP also warned his compatriots not to provoke him, as it could be detrimental stressing that his supporters are following the public highway and will not allow provocation from any.

“I understand this is a public highway and I will not allow disrespect from anyone, I am calling on other leaders to tell their supporters not to provoke us as we are avoiding violence.”

The Leader of the country’s biggest opposition party called on party faithfuls to go back home and listen to what the executive will do.

He warned other leaders not to come around his vicinity to provoke him in whatever way as he will not tolerate such.

I know you hope to see him down but that is dream shattered, the results are  unimaginable, unthinkable and impossible.

Darboe was addressing his supporters at his Pipeline resident after convening a press briefing with Independent candidate Essa Faal and GDC’s Mamma Kandeh where a jointly issued statement outlined their rejection of results as the electoral body moves to announce the final outcome of the presidential elections.

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Sainey M.K. Marenah
Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.


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