The incarcerated opposition UDP executive was Monday 5th December 2016 granted bail by the Gambia Court of Appeal. Lawyer Ousainou Darboe and 18 others were sentence to 3 years imprisonment 21 July 2016.
The opposition’s only crime was the demand for the release of the arrested UDP youth who took on the streets for electoral reform. In the aftermath of their arrest and alleged torture resulted to the death of Solo Sandeng of the UPD.
The bail of the UDP executive came barely 4 days after the opposition Coalition independent candidate Adama Barrow won the 2016 presidential elections. Barrow was until his election to become the flag bearer was UDP member.
Thousands of opposition Coalition party members lined up from Mile 2 prison and escorted the opposition executive members through the BANJUL/Serekunda high way and then to Kairaba Avenue . There was total road block by the huge number of militants in their numbers who were jubilating for the released of the opposition leaders.