One of the United Democratic Party MPS has defected to President Barrow’s newly formed National People’s Party (NPP), Freedom Newspaper has been reliably informed. MP Omar Darboe has defected to the NPP with some UDP supporters.
Defections in Upper Nuimi is causing tension in the locality. The UDP is in fact working on replacing their area Chairman, and Lady mobiliser in Upper Nuimi.
The UDP is yet to confirm the defections. It appears that the party is treating it as a secret—given the political blow it might cause to their party. The party is treating the defections on the down low.
President Barrow has partly teared the UDP into pieces. Darboe supporters have been jumping ship to join the NPP.