We will humiliate NPP come Dec 4, UDP Leader tells Thousands of Party Supporters


The Leader of the Opposition United Democratic Party, Lawyer Ousainou Darboe has said his party will seriously humiliate President Adama Barrow’s NPP in the December 4 Presidential elections.

“We will make sure that  NPP is humiliated in this country and we will make sure that NPP does not compete with UDP in anyway in  terms of ideas, policies or crowd pulling. They will never compete us. I am a modest and a humble person but who can compare me with Adama Barrow,” Darboe told thousands of party supporters and loyalists at his Kairaba Avenue residence early Friday morning where he was welcomed by a jubilant crowd from his Nationwide tour.

He said the party will embark on another tour in the next two weeks to ensure there’s no NPP in this country.

“Gambians we cannot make another mistake in electing that man, a man who goes to the UN and says on the one or 72 Seconds.’

He promised Gambians an educated, dedicated and knowledgeable leadership while urging party supporters to remain law abiding and to denounce violence in all forms.

The UDP leader who is set to file his nomination papers with the IEC on November 1, received a rousing welcome with tens of thousands of party supporters lining the streets from Brikama to his Pipeline residence on the Kairaba Avenue.

“I’m going to be nominated. We are doing preparatory acts for the nomination and I am happy to announce that the so-called reason why they believe Ousainou Darboe will not be nominated no longer holds. “I will tell you that I have on the 16th of October gotten my income tax clearance and in the next couple of days, I am going to prepare a declaration of my assets which I will submit to the IEC before the 1st of November, on my nomination date, so that those people who want to take objection, who want to go to court to challenge Ousainou Darboe’s nomination can do so”.

Gambians will head to polls on Dec 4 to elect a new president in the tiny West African country that is still healing from 22 years of a brutal dictatorship.

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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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