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Tobaski Day: Darboe Confirms Telephone Conversation With President Barrow

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President Adama Barrow and Lawyer Ousainu Darboe, United Democratic Party leader


By Buba Gagigo

The Secretary General and Party leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP) , Ousainu Darboe has confirmed talking to President Adama Barrow on Tobaski day.

The conversation between the political rivals did not last beyond 2 minutes.

“He called at about 11:06am. I didn’t know it was him. I asked ‘who is this?’ He replied! It’s Adama, your son. He said he called to pray and greet me. He prayed for me and I also prayed for him, and that’s it. The conversation was not more than two minutes,” Darboe told Kerr Fatou this evening.

Meanwhile, Dodou Jah,  the deputy spokesperson of the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) also said one of his party’s executive members, Bakary Jaiteh (Baxo) had conveyed the message to their executive group that the President had called their party leader.

“Yes, Baxo has sent to our executive group that Fabakay (Tombong Jatta) had received a call from the President. He said the President had called the party leaders, including Fabakay. The conversation was to greet him on the Tobaski,” he said.

The National Youth President of the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC), Mc Cham Jr also said Barrow had called  Mamma Kandeh because Kandeh had seen missed calls from a private number. 

He said Hamat Bah later called the GDC leader and told him that the President was calling him, but he (President Adama Barrow) will call back.

“But I think, he didn’t call back,” Cham said.

 Asked whether or not the President had called him, the Gambia Moral Congress (GMC) leader, Mai Fatty replied: “I am not in position to talk about that.”

Dr Ismaila Ceesay, the Citizens’ Alliance leader could not be reached for comments.

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