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Gambia for Five Years Leadership Joins UDP

By Almamo Jadama
The leadership of Gambia for five years, and Peace Building have abandon Adama Barrow for the United Democratic Party (UDP). Speaking at a colorful ceremony at the UDP Manjai political bureau on Monday, Abdou Willan and Omar Sanyang both announced their full membership of the UDP from that date.
It could be recalled that these are the brains behind the Gambia for 5 years in support of President Adama Barrow’s continuation from the 3 years agreement to the full constitutional mandate of five years.
The event saw a hand between the Gambia for five years and Peace Duilding, and the 3 years Chairman Abdou Njie.
Abdou Willan who is the Assistant Secretary General formerly of the Gambia for five years told the UDP militants that he was never a member of any political party in the Gambia but from today he is a full fledge member of the UDP.
He explains that the Gambia for five years and Peace Building was a non-partisan organization; but the NPP wanted to use it as a political wing of their party. “We refuse to be used as a tool only to be abandon “: Abdou said
The outspoken National president of the movement Omar Sanyang refutes allegation that their movement Gambia for five years and Peace Building was given 6 million during their mobilization of thousands of people who took to the streets in support of Gambia for five years. This allegation came at a time when the movement went to Barrow for help to pay some of the debt after the march, Dou Sanno told them that they (Barrow) camp has given them 6 million and that they have no more money for them.
Sanyang refutes the allegation as baseless and told Dou to name a single person in the executive of Gambia for 5 years and Peace development who was given that amount. Instead he told Dou in his face that they set a task force that included Maimuna Baldeh and others, and they themselves know who was given the amount if that amount was given.
Welcoming them into the ranks of the UDP, the UDP presidential flag bearer, Lawyer Ousainou Darboe assured them of the support of the party. He also made it clear that the coming of the two clearly shows that there is no Mandinka Phobia in the ranks of the UDP.
The party leader commended Momodou Sabally who he referred to as the Commando for what he described as an excellent job, and encourage him to double his efforts in bring more and more militants.

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