The National President of the United Democratic Party Dembo By Force Bojang said all the insults, and character assassination taking place on Social Media are allegedly done by the Mandinka ethic group, supporting Ousainou Darboe’s UDP Party. Bojang, who is an adviser to President Adama Barrow, said the UDP Mandinka Social Media supporters have gone nuts with their endless insults against President Barrow, Ousainou Darboe and other party leaders in the country.
“ There is too much talk. There are Mandinkas, Fullas, Sierres, Papelo, and all tribes in the UDP. But all the push and pull; the noise you are hearing; is coming Mandinka Du. You the Mandinkas, why can’t you look at yourselves first? Why can’t you look at yourselves? Our history with Yahya Jammeh is here for all to see. You all know what transpired between us and Jammeh. When Jammeh made a remark by saying: You the Mandinkas, what do you think of yourselves. We all used to be mad at Jammeh. We knew that what he was saying about us, was not true. But Jammeh’s allegations have started surfacing. We have started seeing its indications,” Bojang remarked in the local Mandinka dialect.
Speaking at the opening of the UDP Congress on Friday, Mr. Bojang said, the party has registered tremendous successes over the years. But he warned that the negativity and endless character assassination against citizens on social media allegedly perpetrated by the UDP Mandinka supporters are derailing the party’s set agenda for the country.
“ If you go to social media, a Mandinka is insulting his fellow Mandinka. If you go to social media, a Mandinka is insulting Ousainou Darboe, If you go to social media, a Mandinka is insulting OJ, if you go to social media, Mandinkas are insulting Mai Fatty, if you go to social media, they are insulting Adama Barrow. What is this Mandinkas? They are all Manding. Why can’t you look at yourselves?” Dembo By Force rhetorically asked.
Bojang notes that the supporters of the other political parties are hardly heard on insulting other leaders. He says the insults are mainly done by the UDP Mandinka supporters.
“You are making us the elders to feel bad. We set up UDP without your knowledge. You joined UDP because of the party’s vision and policies. You joined UDP, and there is an advancement in the party. But you did not stop at that, you instead chose to attack, vilify, insult others. You are saying all kind of crazy things on social media—be it real, fake, useless, or unfounded. I am appealing to you to follow the footsteps of the party’s leadership. Stop the insults and character assassination,” Bojang said.
“If you insult OJ, you have insulted all the tribes. If you insult Mai Fatty, you insulted all the tribes. If you insult Mama Kandeh, you have insulted all the tribes. If you insult Ousainou, you have insulted all the tribes,” he added.