President Barrow’s Deputy Youth Adviser Saihou Mballow has debunked Mai Fatty’s spying allegations against The Gambian leader, describing it as false, and totally unfounded. Speaking to the Freedom Newspaper, Mr. Mballow branded Mai Fatty as a desperate leader, who is leading a dying political party. “Pa, the allegation is absolutely false. There is no iota of truth in the allegation. What is significant in GMC for His Excellency President Adama Barrow to order a surveillance on GMC leadership. There is no significance. GMC has no Councilor; GMC has no National Assembly Member. GMC right now as it is, even the Deputy has defected from the party and joined the NPP. So, what is the significance for His Excellency President Adama Barrow to order a surveillance on the opposition? You have seen the progress that the Secretary General and the leader of the NPP is doing in the country. Recently we have defeated mercilessly the opposition in Niamina and the Kerjarga ward byelections respectively,” Mballow remarked.
Mballow’s remarks followed spying accusation that the GMC leader has peddled against President Adama Barrow.
“The cellphone lines of all opposition leaders and key stakeholders have been tapped allegedly on the direct orders of President Adama Barrow. Additional surveillance of offices and residences are also on the menu, including implanting pseudo supporters within opposition Parties’ supporters who would even insult Barrow on social media, to gain the trust of the opposition community. Be wary of fanatics among our ranks. Not every lousy mouth is genuine. Dictatorship is back under a different color, and at a horse’s galloping speed,” Fatty remarked.
“Be on notice that just like Jammeh’s reign, Barrow too shall exit power, and Gambians would seek you all out on a day when you would not be able to protect yourselves. Your safety tomorrow depends on the games you play today,” he added.
In a counter reaction, the Deputy Youth Presidential Adviser, maintains that Mai Fatty is a desperate leader, who has nothing meaningful to talk about, other than spreading false information and cheap propaganda.
“Absolutely they are desperate. These are words coming from a desperate leader, who feels that he can only come up with false accusations against the government to justify his failure. This is what is happening,” Mballow told this medium in a phone interview.
“The allegation is false. The government is not engage involved in any surveillance to the opposition. Let me tell you, this is a democratic government. President Adama Barrow believes in democracy and the rule of law. He doesn’t see any reason why he should plant people to go and surveillance the opposition. As I am talking, Gambians have confidence in the President, they are in support of his agenda,” Mballow added.
When asked why Mai Fatty was making such accusations against the President, Mballow in response remarked: “He has come to the realization that his party is dying; he has no support in the country. Mai Fatty cannot have a successful rally in this country, that’s the problem. Let him conduct a successful rally whereby he would have his supporters. Right now, his people are defecting to the NPP.”
Mballow has called on the GMC leader to stop making false accusations and join progressive Gambians to build a stable and prosperous Gambia.
“The Gambian people are not going to buy his false propaganda. The Gambia is now a democratic nation. The days of dictatorship are over,” Mballow said.