Tuesday, March 21

Darboe Denies Signing Deportation Agreement

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By: Nyima Sillah

 The leader of the opposition United Democratic Party, Ousainu Darboe has denied any form of discussion between the Gambia and any other foreign country for the deportation of Gambian nationals during his tenure as foreign minister.

“I do not think during the time that I was in government, any such agreement was signed. None was signed to my knowledge, but then this was politics so however you stain and however you can make your opponent unpopular, you can do so,” Mr. Darboe told this medium in a recent interview.

Mr. Darboe, who once served as the vice president until his dismissal in 2019, argued that he has challenged those who claimed he signed an agreement to come plain and make available the document he allegedly signed for those Gambians deported during his tenure as foreign minister.

  “I have always asked them if they can make available the document I signed for the deportation of Gambian nationals with any foreign country, but they never did. And I tell you, if any such document had been signed by me, the current government would produce it in order to tell the Gambian people that he is the bad one; they even accused Mai Fatty,”Darboe challenged.