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By Omar Bah Despite making it emphatically clear that his Foday Kunda meeting was not political, President Adama Barrow could not stop his supporters who turned up at the rally in thousands from openly displaying and expressing their political affiliation. The supporters told The Standard President Barrow is doing a fantastic job and deserves another term in office. “I want to assure the president that our village is behind him. We also want to inform him that we have seen what he is doing for us and we want to say thanks to him,” Bakary Jabai of Wuli Sutokouba village told The Standard. The jubilant supporter further said President Barrow is bringing them the much needed development and that he’s keeping his campaign promises, and therefore they have no reason to vote for any other person other than him. He said Sutukoba is not a small village when it comes to Gambia’s political history. “We are always termed as opposition, but we want to assure President Barrow that we are with him 100%,” he added. Ousman Jeng, another supporter, also told this paper on the sidelines of the rally that “if President Barrow had the requisite support from his cabinet he would have achieved more than he did now. “Some people in his cabinet who should have stood beside him do not want him to succeed because they want to succeed him as president. How do you expect him to deliver?” Dressed in a T-shirt with the words ‘Barrow New Direction’, Mr Jeng had travelled from CRR, about 25 kilometers, to see Barrow. “If I had the opportunity to speak to Barrow I would have told him to go and sleep because our votes will be reserved for him and there is no doubt about that,” Jeng said. Speaking on behalf of the women of Wuli West at the rally, Teneng Touray also assured President Barrow of their support at the ballot. She reminded the president about difficulties women of the area were facing under Jammeh and continue to face. “Wuli is the last part of the country and the only thing we have is farming. From the raining season we go to the gardens and we want him to support the women to make our farming easy,” she added. She also said Barrow has already proven to be an elephant and they will vote for him in the next presidential election.]]>

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