By Lamin Njie

Vice president Ousainou Darboe has said that he will be proud to lead The Gambia when he turns 73.

Darboe stated this in Bakoteh on Saturday while slapping back at his critics who continue to question his credentials to lead The Gambia.

“I am saying that I am not desperate to be president of The Gambia but I will be proud to lead The Gambia when I am aged 73. I will be proud to do that. Buhari is more than 73 years. There are a lot of them,” he said.

Darboe will be 73 years old in 2021 when The Gambia will hold general elections and according to the UDP leader “age gives birth to wisdom.”

“So if they say I am old, I agree… They sit and say he’s not contented. What is there to be not content about? They’re there saying he’s old. I agree. I thank God. They said we are ANC. Nelson Mandela at 72 walked out of prison and led South Africa,” he said.