President Adama Barrow has vowed to knock out his ‘father’ UDP leader Ousainou Darboe when the pair finally meet at the ballot on Saturday, a huge election showdown that will also feature four other candidates.
“I have told you December 4th is a massive bout. But the bout is between my father and I. But already I have taken him to ardo (moment doctors treat a fighter for a cut). He has gone to ardo and I don’t if he will return or not. He has gone to Ardo but on the 4th of December, I am going to knock him out,” President Barrow told supporters in Serrekunda during a rally there on Monday.
President Barrow has throughout the campaign period slammed Darboe as old and has vowed to retire him in Saturday poll.
President Barrow came to power in 2016 when he defeated longtime leader Yahya Jammeh. He is now seeking a fresh mandate from Gambians.
President Barrow has always viewed the leader of the main opposition United Democratic Party Darboe as his father – as he was a member of the party for between 2007 and 2016.
The pair however fell out in 2019 with President Barrow proceeding to form his own political party.