Darboe calls on President Barrow to resign
UDP leader, Ousainou Darboe, has called on President Barrow to offer his resignation as president in the aftermath of his party’s poor performance in the local government polls.
Speaking to his supporters who accumulated to celebrate their electoral triumph, Darboe described the elections as a ‘protest vote’ against Adama Barrow.
“He has reduced himself to a campaign manager. He was even making door-to-door calls in some places, but still he didn’t win. Gambians have shown him they don’t want him. He should resign”.
UDP candidates outperformed expectations despite a heavy defeat in presidential polls with stellar performances in parliamentary, councilorship and mayoral elections.
Regions considered holy grails in Gambian politics, West Coast, Brikama and Banjul all went to opposition.
President Barrow, in his first comments since elections took place, stated:
“I congratulate all winners of the Mayoral and Chairpersonship elections, and I thank all Gambians and the IEC for the peaceful and successful conduct of the elections. To the losers, better luck next time.
Now that we have completed this cycle of elections, I urge all Gambians to now focus on national development and solidify the peace and stability of the country. God bless The Gambia”.