(JollofNews) – Ousainu Darboe, the leader of the UDP and vice president of The Gambia, has called on UDP members and supporters in both the cabinet and the National Assembly to support government’s development projects.

Addressing a rally in Baddibu India on Saturday, Mr Darboe said: “UDP sees only The Gambia and we want this country to be an example in Africa. But to achieve this, we have to tighten our belts and make sure that anything that is brought by the government is supported by the cabinet and the National Assembly. Let us join hands and work for the success of any initiative that is in the interest of the country.

“If the UDP has no good intentions for The Gambia I would have taken a position in the Jammeh government in 2001. I don’t think anyone will leave the UDP on the excuse that the party does not have good intentions for this country. I believe if anyone is leaving, it has to be for another reason. This is the party that will take The Gambia forward and make the country a role model in Africa. So let us continue to support our party,” he exhorted.

Writing by Omar Bah