The regional Chairman of President Barrow’s political base in Brikama has called for the revocation of the bail that was granted to the United Democratic Party (UDP) Ousainou Darboe and co. Lamin Jatta made the call at a political rally in Brikama on Saturday. Jatta took a swipe at Mr. Darboe—branding him as “divisive, insincere, and ungrateful leader.”
Darboe recently told the local press that he was not freed from jail by President Barrow. He credited the High Court for his release. He maintained that he was granted bail by the court, contrary to claims made by the President that he secured their release from jail, following the fall of Jammeh.
Addressing a packed political rally, Lamin Jatta, called for the revocation of the bail that was granted to Darboe and co. He said Darboe and co deserved to be remanded in jail, adding that the UDP leader, is not only politically polarizing, but divisive. He says Darboe’s release from jail, has led to the fragmentation of the UDP.
“His bail should be revoked. He deserves to be in jail. He is a troublemaker,” Jatta said.
Lamin Jatta was jailed together with Ousainou Darboe and co back in 2016. They were accused of organizing a protest without a permit. This followed the murder of Solo Sandeng by Jammeh’s security agents. Sandeng was tortured death while under NIA custody.
Lamin Jatta ran against Yusupha Cham duringt the UDP Regional Congress and he lost. He alleged that his delegates were harassed and denied voting right.
Shortly after the UDP Congress, Darboe claimed that some “holligans led by Lamin Jatta”, had broken into the UDP Secretariat in Brikama. He even called on his supporters to apply selfhelp in the event they happen to come under attack from Jatta and co.
Jatta says one of the reasons why Gambian have shunned the UDP over the UDP was because of Ousainou Darboe’s lack of leadership direction. He added that Darboe is not a good leader.