UDP issues ultimatum to president Barrow, as political uncertainty deepens
By Sainey Darboe:
The biggest opposition party in The Gambia, United Democratic Party, has issued a chilling notification to president Barrow to resign his position after three years in pursuit of an agreement with coalition partners whose support ensured his propulsion to power.
The announcement was made by no less than the veteran leader of the United Democratic Party, Ousainou Darboe, during a press gaggle in a marked departure from his hitherto backing for constitutionally stipulated five years.
The veteran lawyer chalked up his change of heart to several meetings held by the executive of his party and arrival at the realization that if the clause on resignation after three years was not part of the agreement “there would have been no coalition”.
He added: “The UDP urges all the parties to the coalition agreement and particularly the principal beneficiary of the coalition agreement that is His Excellency President Adama Barrow to be faithful to what was agreed to by all the parties inculding President Adama Barrow and also for President Adama Barrow to fulfill his promises to the electorate.
That if he is elected president he will serve a term of three years, step down, supervise elections and hand over the office of the presidency to whoever is elected in the elections,”.