Ousainou Darboe: “Barrow still not UDP party member”

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Gambia’s victorious UDP party has told the BBC that President Adama Barrow is still not a member of the party

However, UDP general secretary Ousainou Darboe said the party would support the president’s platform.

The UDP was one of seven parties that united to propel Mr. Barrow to power in December last year, but that coalition broke apart for parliamentary elections.

The party has long considered itself a government-in-waiting, and Barrow was UDP treasurer until resigning to become the flagbearer candidate for the coalition. 

Mr. Darboe is a personal friend and longtime ally of the president. 

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