PPP leader Omar Amadou (OJ) Jallow has launched a ferocious attack on fellow coalition member and UDP leader Ousainou Darboe, accusing him of being more concerned about the survival of his party than the peace and stability of the Gambia.

Speaking at a political rally over the weekend in Abuko, OJ points fingers at Darboe, saying he was the cause of the division and bickering in the heart of the coalition government.

Party leaders of the Gambia’s coalition government are embroiled in a bitter political infighting following failure to agree on a common platform to contest in the upcoming parliamentary election.

And OJ said: “How can you have more love for your party than country,” he asked, referencing Darboe.

”I want Gambians to know that the PPP is under the leadership of the coalition government of President Adama Barrow and we would never have been in this turmoil today if other party leaders have accepted my proposal.”

“I made it clear to them that in my position as leader of the PPP; I will never hesitate to sacrifice my party for the interest and security of the Gambia. As a leader, I am more interested in the political stability of the Gambia and the safety of Gambians and my children.

Mr Jallow added: “Sadly, my suggestion was flatly rejected by Lawyer Darboe on the grounds that his party, the UDP, would die if it does not contest the election. He [Darboe] insisted that he will put up UDP candidates for the election and this is the cause of our problem.”

Mr Jallow said he is struggling to understand how the UDP leader could love his party more than the Gambia.

Join The Conversation