President Adama Barrow has accused the leadership of the United Democratic Party of undermining his government. He said the UDP officials were not only undermining his leadership but were also hell bent on using their positions to steal and loot the state coffers to consolidate their political party, the UDP. Barrow says UDP’s ultimate plan was to replace him from the Presidency, but God, the Almighty never answered their evil and vicious plans. Mr. Barrow made the disturbing accusations during a meeting held in Bundung on Monday.
“When I was elected President in 2016, UDP was a bankrupt political party. The UDP does not even have a bicycle. If you see the UDP driving cars, ridding motorbikes today, it is because of my government. They used my government to establish contacts, sell positions, and enrich themselves,” Barrow said.
Barrow also credited himself for the large number of UDP MPs in Parliament. He said he sponsored the MPs who vied on a UDP ticket at the time.
Barrow added that he had to sell one of his lands in Jambour to be able to campaign for the Coalition back in 2016. He said the UDP, at the time has no funds or mobility to facilitate his campaign.
Barrow has vowed to expose the corrupt activities of the UDP officials in the upcoming Presidential campaign. He said he has been a UDP foot soldier since 1996. He has also been an executive member of the party for ten years.
Earlier on, Tourism Minister Hamat Bah, has pleaded with Barrow to embark on a ceasefire and avoid disclosing the top secrets he knew about the corrupt UDP leadership.
Bah says Barrow has solid documentary evidence and if released could end the careers of some of the corrupt politicians.
“If this was in other countries, he could have prosecuted them, but Barrow is a nice guy, he is very tolerant,” Bah said.
Bah has also reinforced Barrow’s claims accusing some members of the current opposition of trying to sell this country for their own personal aggrandizement. He has also accused some section of the opposition mortgaging the lives of Gambian women just for the sake of lining their pockets.
Bah said President Barrow has documentary evidence to substantiate his allegations against some section of the opposition.
“Now is not the time to talk. When we hit the campaign trail, some of them might end up running away from this country. The President has a lot on them, I mean damaging information. If they think that the President doesn’t know their activities, they must be fooling themselves. The President has documents in his possession,” Bah said.
Mr. Bah has also warned Gambians to be wary of Ousainou Darboe. Bah is not convinced that Gambia’s peace would be guaranteed under Darboe’s leadership. He said President Barrow is Gambia’s promised leader and all hands should be put on deck to support Barrow.
The former interim leader of the PPP Omar Amadou Jallow (OJ) has also hailed President Barrow’s leadership. He said Barrow’s leadership represents peace, unity, and national development.