UDP leader Ousainou Darboe has thanked the nation’s youth for welcoming him in style, declaring what he saw is ‘history’.
Mr Darboe returned to Banjul on Thursday after spending the past weeks touring the nation to popularise UDP’s five-point agenda.
Mr Darboe told supporters from the roof of his car early Friday morning: “The young men and young women of The Gambia, I thank you very much. What I saw today is history in The Gambia, it has never happened.
“And I believe it is only the United Democratic Party that can pull a crowd of this size. Thank you people of The Gambia.”
Thousands of Gambians from all walks of life poured on the the transGambia highway, from Kalagi to Pipeline to welcome Mr Darboe back home following the first leg of his tour.
Mr Darboe told supporters he was getting set for his nomination on November 1.
“We are doing the preparatory acts for the nomination and I am happy to announce to you that the so-called reason why they believe Ousainou Darboe will not be nominated no longer holds,” Mr Darboe said.