A statement made by an expelled United Democratic Party member of Parliament, who branded his former party leader Ousainou Darboe, as an alcoholic and also a certified drunkard, has sparked protest march today in The Gambia. MP Fatoumatta Jawara was recently expelled from the UDP together with seven other MPS after been accused of shifting their loyalty to President Adama Barrow.
Today Monday, an angry and disgruntled UDP supporters stormed the home of their party leader Ousainou Darboe in protest of what they called the MP’s insulting remarks against their leader.
The UDP supporters were addressed by Mr. Darboe on arrival. Darboe, in his speech, has appealed for calm and restraint. He told his supporters that God was going to judge between him and Fatoumatta Jawara.
Darboe has blamed President Adama Barrow for his apparent failure to publicly disavow MP’s Jawara’s insults against him. He added that any responsible President would have disavowed Jawara’s remarks. He warned that such statements could cause instability in the country.
Darboe has called for the resignation of President Barrow if he Barrow is confident of winning an election. He said his party was going to sweep the polls if elections were held today or 2021.
Darboe has also picked on Siaka Jatta in his speech. He says Siaka was his relative. He couldn’t understand why Siaka was applauding MP Jawara, who allegedly insulted him.
Speaking earlier was Lamin Ndambou Dibba, the former Agriculture Minister in Barrow’s government Dibba claimed that Fatoumatta Jawara was his daughter. He said Ms Jawara’s insulting remarks against Darboe had left him in a state of shame. He appealed to the UDP supporters to let go and move on .