Africa-Press – Gambia. Barrow says opponents reluctant to acknowledge his achievements are hypocrites By Omar Bah President Adama Barrow has described as hypocritical some of his opponents’ reluctance to acknowledge the ‘tremendous’ achievements he recorded in the past five years.
Addressing a meeting in Koina, President Barrow said: “I built markets, bridges, roads, schools and provided tractors for farmers. Why are they refusing to acknowledge these things? But this is all hypocrisy because no matter how much you hate someone, you should acknowledge his good deeds.
“My father [Ousainu Darboe] is saying all these developments I brought to Basse he was the one who signed them in China, forgetting that I was the one who released him from prison, appointed him Minister of Foreign Affairs and later Vice President. But all these will end after December because I will send him into retirement.”
The Gambian leader expressed delight over the reception accorded to him by the people of Koina. “You have shown me that I am from Basse and sent a strong signal to the opposition that these are no-go areas for them. This is why they have not considered holding meetings in your communities. I want to tell you, you have all the right to support me because you are not hypocrites,” he said.