By Amadou M Jadama
The leader of the United Democratic Party Ousainou Darboe has urged militants to protect the party’s image by remaining law-abiding and turn up massively in coming elections.
Darboe who was addressing a rally at Brikama Saturday said Gambians have hopes in UDP and therefore the party should live up to that status.
According to Darboe, the UDP has played a leading role in the recent political development in The Gambia and that was only achieved through unity. “Unity and understanding is how we and the other parties made it possible for President Barrow to win and I am appealing to you again to still continue to do the same in this forthcoming Local Government Election,” he said.
Mr Darboe further urged party militants to support the candidates of the party in the coming local government elections no matter who is chosen. He strongly warned party supporters against reacting to provocation or be used by anyone to cause chaos.
He finally called on his colleagues in the cabinet to maintain the confidence and trust bestowed on them by the president and paid tribute to the fallen heroes of the party, the likes of Syngle Nyassi, Sarjo Kunjang Sanneh, Lang Marong, Femi Peters and others who fought for the UDP and the country as well.
Meanwhile The Standard has learnt that the much awaited UDP selection primaries has again been postponed. They were due to be held yesterday across the country.