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Barrow says NPP will defend supporters taken to revising courts

By Omar Bah

President Adama Barrow has said his National People’s Party (NPP) will not file complaints at the revising court but will defend its supporters taken there.

The Independent Electoral Commission will soon set up revising courts for parties to file in complaints.

However, while addressing NPP supporters at State House on Sunday, President Barrow said: “You will not see NPP there; we will not take anyone there. We trust ourselves. The NPP will not take anybody to court but we will defend through our legal team any NPP supporter taken to court. We are all equal in this country. Nobody is better than anyone.”

The Gambian leader said “there is a party that does not trust themselves over the December election and will be the ones going to the revising courts”.

“It is the strong people who are supporting this party. There is a certain party which has no confidence in themselves. But a wrestler who doesn’t trust himself talks a lot and instigates conflict because he doesn’t want the bout to happen. They don’t want the 4th of December to happen, all they want is chaos,” he said.

President Barrow challenged his party supporters and executive to work harder to ensure that they sweep the polls in December.

“Seedy Njie and Demba Sabally, I want to tell you that our victory is a done deal but I challenge all of you to work harder,” he said.

The Gambian leader reminded the meeting that his executive powers are still there but he has “no intention of using them to suppress the Gambian people because that is not in the interest of the country”.

“The power that confronted the Three Years Jotna protesters is clear testimony that the power is still here. There are some people since that day who have not come to Banjul because they think President Barrow is on the road waiting for them,” he joked.

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