UDP Press Conference: Darboe accuses President Adama Barrow, Ahmad Gitteh and others in NPP for corrupt practices
Lawyer Ousainou Darboe, leader of main opposition party UDP has accused Gambian President Adama Barrow and his aides of corrupt practices during the period leading up to the December 4th Presidential elections where Barrow was declared as winner.
Although election observers have endorsed the election as free and fair, UDP and GDC were main opposition parties who labelled the elections as fraudulent. The UDP later filed a petition at the high court to challenge the results which was dismissed on procedural technicality.
Addressing the press, Darboe accused President Barrow, Ahmad Gitteh, Musa Barrow, Siaka Jatta and others of using money to bribe electorates to vote for Adama Barrow in the sums of hundreds of thousands of Dalasis. Further accusing the NPP for corrupt practices, the veteran lawyer revealed that in Kitti, Ahmad Gitteh led the efforts to give D45,000 to the youths of Kiti on the premise that if the youths vote for Barrow and him (Gitteh) gets appointed a minister, the youths will be rewarded handsomely.
The UDP leader Continued laying down the reasons for his party to reject the results based on video, audio and other evidences that undoubtedly shows the fraudulent nature of the December 4th polls. The party promised to provide the press with hard evidence gradually as the basis of the party's total rejection of the December 4th Presidential elections in the Gambia.