Alieu Darboe, the UDP Brikama Kembujeh Ward councilor, has confirmed to The Standard that he received a call from Bolong Sanneh, the regional secretary of UDP in West Coast to go to one Lamin Cham at State House to be given money.
“I told him I don’t need that salary, because I have no clue where it comes from or for what work,” the former newspaper reporter said.
Asked if he knew any other councillor who may have been called to receive money given by the president, Darboe replied, “I can only talk about myself. I just want to clarify to all UDP members that whether personally, or in my capacity as the deputy campaign manager of the UDP in the West Coast Region, I did not receive any money from Lamin Cham.”
According to Darboe, “it is disappointing that bribery and corruption which Gambians fought against and condemned under Jammeh is rearing its ugly head under the Barrow administration too”.