The Chronicle Gambia

Exclusive Interview With Ousainou Darboe

UDP Leader Defends his Threat to Sue ‘Anyone Who Tries to Force’ Barrow Out of Power

The former vice president and leader of the United Democratic Party has told The Chronicle that his threat to sue ‘anyone who tries to force’ President Adama Barrow out of power was a forceful way of supporting the constitution.

Ousainou Darboe made the threat in September 2017 when he was Foreign Minister. He was reacting to public statements calling on the president to honour his coalition government’s agreement and step down after serving a three-year term. The constitution stipulates a five-year mandate.

In an exclusive interview with The Chronicle, Darboe was quizzed about his current position on whether or not President Barrow should resign at the end of the three years, his party’s position, his personal disagreement with the president leading to his dismissal in March 2019 and his presidential ambition ahead of next election.

Watch the video for details.

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