Issued Tuesday 28 March 2017
S. Darboe, the United Democratic Party candidate for Brikama North Constituency,
has expressed confidence that come 6 April 2017 he would be voted in as the
National Assembly member for his constituency.
Alhagie A. Darboe spoke last Sunday at his residence in Brikama Dairruhairu in an interview with this paper.
Alhagie S. Darboe served in various capacities, from being the assistant Secretary General to Secretary General of the Brikama Youth and Sports Association.
He also served as assistant Secretary to the Appeals and Disciplinary Committee from the 2002 to 2015.
Darboe served in the Regional Sports Committee as a member for four years, and also served in the Gambia Secondary School Sports Association as assistant and secretary general from 2004 to date.
Darboe served as technical committee member in the Gambia Football Association. He has promoted volleyball, male and female basketball, female football during his tenure as secretary general of the Brikama Youth and Sports Association.
Speaking to this reporter, Alhagie S. Darboe said basically the “gross misrule” in the Jammeh era, and lack of youth participation in national politics to effect meaningful change the youths were yearning for, actually gave him no other option but to fully focus on partisan politics.
The UDP candidate added that he believes all the problems in The Gambia have political bearings, which could not be resolved without getting to the root cause.
“To me, if the former president was not removed, nothing in The Gambia could be regulated for the better,” he said, adding that they then came to the conclusion that “the young people would play a pivotal role to ensure change is effected through the ballot,”
He stressed that he wasted no time to spearhead that challenge in the youth wing of the UDP, and came up with structural revision and revitalization programmes.
Darboe remarked that the confidence is beyond doubt, and that come April 6 he would be voted in as the National Assembly member for Brikama North Constituency.
He further stated that he has the conviction that he has a great deal of support from the people in his constituency, saying there is every indication that he has a “great deal of support from the voters”.
Darboe concluded that the other four candidates “are not a match” for him.