‘This is a sign’: UDP leader Darboe brings his speech to premature end due to rain at Wellingara meeting

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UDP leader Ousainou Darboe was forced to abandon his speech after only ten minutes due to rain.

UDP held a rally in Wellingara on Saturday as part of the party’s engagement with Gambian voters ahead of the December presidential election.

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Mr Darboe had begun his speech proper by addressing the issue of corruption when it all of a sudden started to rain.

The UDP leader then said: “Thank you, this is God’s blessing. This is a sign that UDP is a blessed party, that UDP is Gambia’s blessing. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

“I don’t think there is anyone among us here who is salt and I don’t think there is anyone among us here who is sugar. This rain will not make us melt.”

Mr Darboe wanted to continue but the mic went dead. He then placed the mic down after tapping on it and said, as he walked away from the podium: “Thank you.”

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