UDP Leader addresses Brikama Rally Virtually in Live Broadcast

UDP Saturday Rally in Brikama

The leader of the United Democratic Party Lawyer Ousainou Darboe addressed tens of thousands of his party supporters in Brikama via live broadcast from his Pipeline residence.

Darboe, the main challenger to incumbent President Adama Barrow aborted his campaign trail on Monday and returned to Banjul after ‘tripping’.

“Well I tripped and we tried to get treatment at the Mansakonko Health Centre but there are no X-Ray facilities available there. So we had to debate whether to go to Bansang or come to Banjul and it was decided that even though the facilities may be available in Bansang, they may not be sufficient and the doctor advised that I should come to an area where I will have proper attention and that is why I am here. If there was an X-Ray machine in Mansakonko then there would be no need for me to come to Banjul,” Darboe told local media after rumors about his health spread like wildfire.

Speaking to his supporters virtually, UDP Leader expressed delight at the huge turn out saying that UDP was established in the heart of Brikama in September 1996 and today’s rally demonstrates the love people of Brikama still have for UDP.

“Sitting at home and watching the Rally in Brikama gives me inestimable pleasure knowing that the foundations upon which the party was built are rock solid. You have shown resilience despite the obstacles thrown at you. You have demonstrated such a deep sense of nationalism throughout the life of this party and most especially in this final leg of the 2021 campaign,” Darboe said, adding:

“I admire the camaraderie, smiles on your faces, and good humor. I can continue to hold my head high as you demonstrate leadership in the examples you set. You continue to demonstrate for all to see your desire for a better nation. Tonight once again, as in other regions of the country you have sent a clear message that The Gambia is ready for meaningful change that will usher in sustainable development.”
The UDP Leader who sounds optimistic ahead of Saturday’s elections urged his supporters to continue canvassing for votes, and ‘sell our 5-Point Agenda, and together we will build a better nation.’

Hon. Bakary Bunja Darboe, Leader of Gambia for All Party, who joined an alliance with UDP called on Gambians to massively vote for a UDP-led government.

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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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