leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP) A.N.M. Ousainou Darboe has made it
clear that his party is not behind operation ‘Three Years Jotna.’
Darboe was speaking recently in an interview with a Brikama based Radio Station ‘Membekering’ on issues about the party’s central committee meeting, Operation Three years Jotna protest among a host of others.
The UDP leader said: “People who want to associate the issues of Three Years Jotna protest close to our party are just tarnishing our image.” “I can tell you that UDP as a party is not supporting Three Years Jotna. In fact, if we were supporting the Three Years Jotna as a party, we would have announced it and the entire world will know about it,” he stated.
Last month, the UDP issued a press statement dispelling rumours that it was involved in organising protest as the three-year proposed term for President Adama Barrow nears its end. The party also dissociated itself with the Three Years Jotna protest when a group of young people were arrested at Senegambia by security personnel last month in protest for Barrow to honour the three years coalition agreement.
“We’re not a party that depends on people,” Darboe said. “We’re not a party that pushes people to do something and sit behind and watch.”
He said the central committee meeting which is to be attended by it members will avail them the opportunity to discuss issues surrounding the party. “At the meeting, we will also discuss about our party members that are being dismissed by the government on no genuine reason and give a report on the issue.”