Former VP implicates UDP leader in plot
By Sainey Darboe Former Vice President, Fatoumatta Tambajang Jallow, has implicated her successor and leader of the United Democratic Party Ousainou Darboe in the plot that saw her defenestration as the second female Vice President of The Gambia.
Speaking in an interview with The Gambia Times, she lamented that the President Adama Barrow was impelled to relieve her of her role due to a letter “fabricated” by staff of the foreign ministry in her name which occurred during the period Ousainou Darboe was serving as Foreign minister.
“I am happy that His Excellency President Barrow has known the truth. He stood by the truth, and he invited me on the 16th of August. We spoke about the letter and it was never a letter I wrote. “I want to clarify this to the nation that this letter of recommendation I sent to UNEP through the Foreign Affairs was tampered with, recommendations removed and replaced with a note that I knew nothing about. I investigated what went wrong and discovered the truth and those involved in it, but HE President Barrow knew this,”. The former United Nations staffer whose foray into politics in the dying embers of Jammeh’s two-decade tyranny earned her the sobriquet “architect of the coalition”, was quick to disclose that she doesn’t harbor any feelings of acerbity against the people involved in her firing. Her words: “People have fabricated lies against me, but I forgive them. I know those who fabricated those lies, but I have forgiven them as a Muslim”.