Ousainou Darboe suggests he could be United Democratic Party’s candidate when State House goes up for grabs in the 2021 presidential elections.
Any UDP flag-bearer is expected to go up against Adama Barrow who is the incumbent and opted to go beyond the initial coalition 3-year agreement.
Relationship between the two factions have deteriorated following Barrow’s decision to quit the Yellows’ then later axe godfather Darboe from his role as vice-president.
Tension simmered in the aftermath of this with Barrow forming a party of own dubbed NPP amid trading of jibes between the two party heads.
And speaking today, Darboe appeared to cool initial doubts suggesting he may not challenge Barrow for the country’s hot-seat.
” I am leader of the UDP and at the appropriate time , I will apply to be selected as their presidential candidate. I am not going to impose myself but I will apply and my application will be treated by the selection committee as any other applicant,” he said.
UDP is one of the nation’s biggest party, however, grilled whether the yellows are a force to reckon with, the erstwhile foreign affairs minister was moderately modest in his answer.
“Whether UDP is a force to be reckoned with , I will leave that for the people to decide but I don’t think we can be humiliated at any elections,” he said.