Darboe Denounces Barrow T-shirt Burning.
Former vice president and secretary general of the United Democratic Party (UDP), lawyer Ousainou Darboe, has condemned the setting on fire a T-shirt bearing President Adama Barraw’s image by alleged angry UDP supporters.
“It is an action that I personally condemned and it should have not happened at all because whatsoever, he is the president of the country and whatever object his picture appears on; whether it is yours, be it a card, a poster or a T-shirt, I do not think any person should tamper with it unlawfully, Mr. Darboe told Home FM Radio on: ‘Meng Bengkering’ with host Pa Modou Bojang in Brikama over the weekend shortly after his return to the country. “So it is something that we have totally condemned as a party.”
“He, President Barrow knows it very well that I am not that kind who will allow such unlawful act on him. What we didn’t do to the former president I don’t think we will do that to President Barrow,” he added.
When asked on the issue of his argument to take legal action against any person calling for three year mandate instead of five, Darboe said that the pronouncement was his as a lawyer and a Gambian and had nothing to do with UDP as a party – who are calling for the president to step down after three years.
“My pronouncement for taking any court case against a person who wanted to deny President Barrow of going for a five year mandate was said personally as a lawyer and a Gambian. So I do not think it has anything to do with the UDP as a party calling for a three year mandate.”