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Nyarikangbanna

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Posted - 06 Oct 2011 :  22:51:11  Show Profile Send Nyarikangbanna a Private Message
Ousainou Darboe biography

Lawyer Ousainu Darboe is widely seen as the most serious challenger to President Jammeh. He became secretary general and leader of the United Democratic Party in 1996 in the wake of the ban on First Republic politicians and their parties imposed by the then AFPRC Military junta (now APRC) that toppled the democratically elected government of former president Jawara.

His father, the late Hon. Numukunda Darboe, was a member of parliament representing his native constituency of Lower Fulladu West. He was also the propaganda secretary of the then opposition United Party of the late PS Njie.

Born in 1948, Lawyer Darboe attended Bansang Primary School before proceeding to St. Augustine High School and Gambia High School in Banjul where he successfully completed his GCE O Levels and A Levels certificates respectively. He then left for Nigeria having won commonwealth scholarship to study law.

Mr. Darboe graduated from University of Lagos with an honours degree in law (LLB Honours) and was called to the Federal Bar of Nigeria and subsequently to The Gambia Bar in 1973 after successfully completing the required training at the Federal Law School in Lagos, Nigeria. He also obtained a Masters Degree in law (LLM) from the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


Legal Career

Mr. Darboe returned to The Gambia in the 1970s and worked at the Attorney General’s Chambers; first as a state Counsel, then Acting Registrar-General and subsequently legal draftsman. He resigned in 1980 and went into private practice.

As a private lawyer, Mr. Darboe defended many of the alleged coup plotters in the foiled 1981 coup including the late Sherriff Mustapha Dibba, then leader of the opposition National Convention Party (NCP) and Pap Cheyassin Secka, a lawyer, both of whom were charged with treason. He also successfully represented the majority of the people detained under the various Emergency Powers regulations promulgated by the PPP government of ex-president Jawara after the 1981 abortive coup.

Mr. Darboe served as a retained legal advisor for many leading private and public Corporations including Gambia’s telecommunication gaint Gamtel, Continent Bank, GPTC, and Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation. He continues to provide regular legal services (advice and representation) to disadvantaged members of the society on a pro bono basis.

He had served the Gambia Bar Association as vice president for many years and still remains a leading member of the association. His involvement in politics is seen by many as a big personal sacrifice but a sacrifice himself considers worthy of doing if The Gambian democracy is to be saved. ‘‘Somebody has to do it’’, he would say.

Mr. Darboe was also a member of The National Advisory Committee for the selection of judges to the International Court of Justice.

He is an avid sports enthusiast who served as the First Vice President of The Gambia National Olympic and Sports Committee for many years and was also the Chairman of The Gambia Wrestling Federation.

Mr. Darboe is married with two wives and several children. The eldest, Mariama, is a graduate of Tulane University in USA, with a Masters Degree in Public Health.

Source; www.udpgambia.com?profile

I do not oppose unity but I oppose dumb union.

kobo



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Posted - 08 Oct 2011 :  10:10:26  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message
1. WITH COMPLIMENTS FROM FREEDOM NEWS Gambia: GAMBIA’S NEXT PRESIDENT 2011!

2. QUOTED ABOVE: "Lawyer Ousainu Darboe is widely seen as the most serious challenger to President Jammeh. He became secretary general and leader of the United Democratic Party in 1996 in the wake of the ban on First Republic politicians and their parties imposed by the then AFPRC Military junta (now APRC) that toppled the democratically elected government of former president Jawara. "

3. ON 2. ABOVE, MANY WOULD APPROVED HIM WITH CONFIDENCE BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT THAT HE FITS THE BILL AS; ONE OF ("the most serious challenger to President J....."); AMONGST OTHERS

4. LEADERSHIP IS NOT A PRIVILEGED AND "TRUE LEADERS ARE BORN BUT NOT MADE"

5. THE REVERSE ON 4. IS ALSO TRUE AND DEBATED FOR CENTURIES? INTERESTING LINKS INSIDE "Leaders are made not born" AND "Good Leaders Are Made, Not Born, Says Colin Powell"

6. EXCEPT RESERVATIONS NOTED UNDER 3. EVERY WORD OR STATEMENT(S) ARE WELL DESERVED TO CREDIT OF ONE OF OUR MOST OUTSTANDING HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYERS, PUBLIC FIGURE, GOOD SAMARITAN AND PROMINENT ELDER TO THE COMMUNITY; WITH DUE RESPECT EARNED THROUGH HARD WORK & EXCELLENT SERVICES TO THE NATION; AMONGST HIS ACCOLADES AND STRONG PLEASING PERSONALITY NOMINATED TO LEAD A POPULAR POLITICAL PARTY

7. AS IT STANDS ON OPPOSITION MOBILISING A UNITED FRONT FOR 2011? HONOURABLE LAWYER OUSAINOU DARBOE IS A LEADING CONTENDER, WHO CAN OUTBID OTHERS WHO ARE INTERESTED FOR THE POTENTIAL PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE OF COALITION PARTNERS; TO LEAD ANY PROSPECTIVE COALITION/ALLIANCE; "NON-PARTISAN" UNDER "A UNITED NATIONAL FRONT", "UNITED NATIONAL ALLIANCE" OR "NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR ....(A MEANINGFUL PURPOSE OR UNDER A MISSION LIKE "REDEMPTION", "RECONSTRUCTION", "RECONCILIATION", RE-ORIENTATION", "DEMOCRACY" &/OR "DEVELOPMENT" = E.G NADD ETC AMONGST OTHER PROBABILITIES; WHICH DOES NOT NECESSARY TRANSFORM INTO "UDP-PARTY LED COALITION" AND ANY CLEAR MANDATE TO LEAD CANNOT OR DOES NOT MERIT TO BE CONSIDERED OR CONSTRUED AS GRANTED BY COALITION PARTNERS, THROUGH APPROVAL OR ENDORSEMENT OF AN "UDP-PARTY LED COALITION" (WHICH SUFFER SERIOUS CONSTRAINTS; BEING "NOT CREDIBLE AT FACE VALUE", "OVER-RATED BY PROPONENTS" AND/OR "NOT FEASIBLE/ACCEPTABLE" UNDER GAMBIA DEMOCRACY, MULTI-PARTY SYSTEM THROUGH "THE CONSTITUTION")

8. THE ISSUES ARE NOT ABOUT PERSONALITY [/b]BUT SOLVING, ADOPTING AND IMPLEMENTING A PRESCRIPTIVE WINNING FORMULA, EFFECTIVE TACTICS AND STRATEGIES ON THE OPPONENT 2011 AND BEYOND

Edited by - kobo on 09 Oct 2011 05:07:23
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