Ebou Bah, AKA Dr. Baba Jah has lambasted Ousainou Darboe, the leader of the main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) branding Darboe as Gambia’s most ungrateful and divisive leader. Bah, who was speaking during the President’s meet the people’s tour in Banjul, said Darboe and his UDP party are Gambia’s problem.
According to Mr. Bah, had been that Jammeh hasn’t jailed Darboe, he would have still been in power. Darboe, he added, was Gambia’s stumbling block for political change during Jammeh’s two-decade long rule. That Darboe was always in disagreement with his colleagues in the opposition when it comes to forming a merger to remove Jammeh.
Bah reminded that Darboe that if it were not President Barrow, he (Darboe) wouldn’t be a free man today. He said it was Barrow who freed Darboe from jail.
Reacting to Darboe’s claims that Barrow’s late father never left him with wealth to waste and dish around, Bah branded Darboe as a shameless and ungrateful person. “I have been a UDP supporter since 1996. We breastfed Ousainou Darboe. He was poor like a church mouse. He never inherited wealth from his parents. He should be grateful to President Barrow. If it were not President Barrow, he wouldn’t enjoy the freedom and liberties that he is enjoying today. President Barrow freed him from jail. Darboe is Gambia’s most ungrateful and divisive leader. If Jammeh had not jailed him, there wouldn’t be any political change,” he said.
Tourism Minister Hamat Bah had earlier descended to the podium to prevail on Mr. Bah not to mention Ousainou Darboe’s name, but Ebou Bah defied Hamat’s pleas. He took a swipe at Darboe, branding him, as Gambia’s problem. He called on the NPP supporters not to be afraid of the UDP.
Mr. Bah’s attacks on Darboe and the UDP has infuriated the UDP supporters. Darboe’s supporters took to Facebook castigating Bah, accusing Bah of being disrespectful to their leader.