GAMBIA: NEWS FLASH: PRESIDENT BARROW DID NOT BUY A CAR FOR FABAKARY TOMBONG JATTA-RAMBO; AS HE DEBUNKS WHAT HE CALLS “THE LIES FROM THE APRC COUPISTS.”

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The Deputy Leader of the APRC Party Ousman Rambo Jatta has debunked claims made by what he called “the APRC coupists”, who alleged that President Adama Barrow has bought a brand-new car for their party leader Fabakary Tombong Jatta. “There is no iota of truth into the allegations. It is not only false, but totally unfounded. President Barrow has never bought a car for Fabakary. The car in question was given to Fabakary by Momodou Turo Darboe. They don’t know what they are talking about. They should stop spreading lies,” Rambo Jatta remarked.

Mr. Jatta phoned in from Bakau during our Civic Education show to respond to Ebrima Kitim Jarju’s allegations against his party leader Fabakary Tombong Jatta. Jatta said Jarju’s group have been known for their smear campaign and lies against his Executive.

“I sometimes blame you the journalists. You shouldn’t be giving audience to such liars. You should always verify your stories. What they are telling you is not true. Barrow has never bought a car for Fabakary. That car came from Momodou Turo Darboe. Fabakary had a strong family tie with Momodou Turo’s family. If they don’t know how Fabakary got his car, they should ask before lying,” Jatta added.

When quizzed whether Momodou Turo Darboe wasn’t President Barrow’s front to buy their interim leader, Rambo Jatta was quick to rubbish such a proposition. He said the APRC was not for sale and it was wrong for anyone to make such a conspiracy theory.

“I called in to rebuff their lies. They should get their facts right before disparaging people’s reputation on air. Ebrima Kitim Jarju and his group are coupists. They will never succeed in their evil moves to remove us from the Executive. They would woefully fail,” he said.

Regarding the boats that Jammeh had entrusted him, Jatta has denied embezzling Jammeh’s funds. “Please tell him to ask General Saul Badjie how much money I gave him from the boat project? I gave the money to General Badjie. They should stop lying against me,” Jatta remarked in the local Mandinka dialect.

Mr. Jatta wouldn’t reveal how much money he has given to General Badjie. He insisted that we should get in touch with General Badjie if we are interested in getting to the bottom of the story.

Rambo Jatta has also dismissed claims suggesting that President Barrow had allocated them a political bureau. He said the bureau was allocated to them by a Gambian living in Germany. “I will get you the person’s name. He lives in Germany,” he said.

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