If elections were to be held in The Gambia today, President Adama Barrow is going to win 75% of the total vote cast, the Deputy Youth Adviser to President Adama Barrow, Saihou Mballow, told Freedom Radio Gambia during an interview on Thursday, Freedom Newspaper can report. Mballow is confident that the current opposition parties in the country would not be able to defeat Barrow in present and future elections. “President Adama Barrow’s support base in the country is solid. He is surging in terms of support base. He is widely loved, hailed and cherished within the length and breadth of this country. His government’s democratic track record speaks itself. His government’s infrastructural development projects are here for all to see. Gambians appreciate President Barrow and his leadership. If elections were held today, President Barrow is going to win 75% of the votes. He is going to win the elections hands down,” Mballow remarked.
President Barrow came to power in December of 2016 after defeating Gambia’s longtime dictator Yahya Jammeh. He was backed by an opposition alliance to end the dictator’s decades tyrannical rule.
In backing his claims that Barrow is in a better political spot compared to the current opposition in the country, Mballow said Barrow’s leadership represents peace, development, and national unity. He added that Barrow’s leadership had guaranteed stability for the impoverished West African nation. He says he has no doubt in his mind that Barrow is going to secure a landslide reelection victory come 2021.
“Barrow’s rule marks the end of fear rule in this country. Gambians are freer today than ever before. As I told you, Gambians are appreciative of his rule. They will rather vote for Barrow’s NPP party than any other political party. We are on course and no amount of distraction can sway us from what we have been vote to do for this country,” Mballow remarked.
Mballow also took a swipe at the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP). He says a UDP rule is not anytime soon in The Gambia.
“We are here to stay. We got the support of The Gambian people. If UDP doesn’t change its style of politics, I do not think that they will ever get to the State House. Politics of insults is bad and unacceptable. No one is going to vote for a party that its supporters’ insult, harass and bully their perceived opponents. Our party and government represent peace, unity, and development. That’s why Gambians are comfortable and in love with Barrow’s rule,” Mballow added.