The Secretary General and Party Leader of the United Democratic Party UDP, Ousainou Darboe, has hailed the late Lamin Ndanbun Dibba as a leading example in Gambian politics.
Mr Dibba who recently died from illness in Germany, was the former Agricultural Minister and Administrative Secretary of UDP. He was laid to rest on Sunday 22nd November, at his home village in Badibu Salikene.
In a emotional and heart-touching eulogy, the UDP Leader paid tribute to the veteran politician and his contribution to the political struggle to end impunity in The Gambia.
“Lamin Dibba was not a political stooge and refused to be used as a tool against the interest of the Gambia,” said Ousainou Darboe, the UDP Leader.
“Lamin was a good son of this country who did not entered into politics for personal gains,” he said.
The UDP Leader described Dibba as someone who had sacrificed everything for the country without looking for any personal gains. He added that the demise of his colleague would create a vacuum that would be difficult to fill.
“I feel so lonely today…,” he sobbed.
The crowd of mourners who gathered in the mosque shouted: ‘Allahu Akbar’ ‘Allahu Akbar’ as the UDP Leader lost words.
Meanwhile, the funeral was attended by prominent figures in the country like Honourable Halifa Sallah, Defence Minister Sheikh Omar Faye and Dembo By-Force Bojang among other dignitaries who paid their last respect to the deceased.