Sabally Sits On Knife Edge

saballyGambian President Yahya Jammeh thinks the time is ripe for him to elbow out his once most loyal Secretary General and Minister of Presidential Affairs. This comes months after Mr. Jammeh succeeded in using Momodou Sabally as a weapon to tear down everyone, including his (Sabally’s) own ethnic Mandinka people, blaming them for “launching smear campaign against the Gambia government.”

It is sickening to read Mr. Sabally’s infamous October 2013 statement in totality. This extract of the statement gives you a clue of Sabally’s filth-laden remarks. “The government of the Gambia has been following events with utter dismay since 1994: the smear campaign orchestrated by some western powers using selfish and unpatriotic individuals (Gambians and non-Gambians). The enemies of the Gambia have been sponsoring Gambians and non-Gambians to set up organizations with media facilities outside of the Gambia to mount a shameless campaign of lying against the government and people of the Gambia. These people and institutions specialize in lying and providing false attestations for would-be asylum seekers using the main opposition party as a platform for such nefarious activities thereby casting a very bad and negative image of both the Government and noble people of the Gambia.”

Mr. Sabally’s offensive remarks raised eyebrows across the country, with many people praying for him to swallow President Jammeh’s bitter pills soon. The question now becomes whether these prayers are being answered.

With dirt all over his hands, President Jammeh does not want Momodou Sabally anywhere near him. The man who calls himself the Gambian Pen and even compares himself to the celebrated Nigerian Nobel Laureate writer Wole Soyinka. Perhaps, Sabally will know he cannot even hold candle for Wole Soyinka when Jammeh knocks him on the head.

There is no indication that Mr. Sabally will not follow the footsteps of his disgraced predecessor, Njogu Bah, who is fighting with mosquitoes, lizards and terror in Mile 2 Central Prisons. Being stripped of Secretaries General at President’s Office and the ruling Alliance for Patriotic, Re-orientation and Construction party tells us that the loudmouth Sabally is sitting on a knife edge.

Sabally is fooling himself if he thinks his troubles end with his demotion to the Minister for Higher Education, as Jammeh has already sounded the bell when he said “You cannot be president than the president himself…. so I see no reason why anybody would see his/her appointment as a license to show arrogance and bluff.”

President Jammeh’s characterization of his Pet Bulldog as an arrogant minister also insinuates that he has already made up his mind and waiting for the National Intelligence Agency to liaise with the Attorney General’s Chamber to nail the coffin. It will not be surprising to see Sabally arrested, detained incommunicado and paraded before the courts for the abuse of office charge. As the saying goes: “time never keeps a secret.” We certainly know Sabally has his hands inside the crocodile’s mouth. It is a matter of when and how he will be bitten. As we pen this editorial, Momodou Sabally must certainly be having nightmares or sleepless nights.



  1. Jason Miller

    Oh my classmate. I tried defending him but a fellow classmate reminded me that he lobbied for a position for a long time.

  2. How quickly Sabally is sent to the gallows will really depend on whether or not Yaya has more further dirty use for him, where we can see him recycled over & over again, till he passes sell by date. Then ‘death’ comes to him if he didn’t make use of the little maths he learned from school & jumped gun before then. History stands to correct me.

  3. Lafia Touray la Manju

    Nko! Mandinkayaa lay barakatodorong. Sabally cannot insult mandinkas and then continue to have an uninterrupted happiness.

    We the proud mandinkas shall laugh last and laugh best.


    • tonya….. his predecessor use to say stupid things about mandinkas too .But now, he is having a very good time at mile two hotel…..

      Mandinkas have always been open and helpful to their neighbours so any evil intent towards us will surely boomerang on the haters.


  4. Jason Miller

    He is a very smart guy . If he is not drunk on power he will jump ship. I bet he has the means to do so.
    I was not happy by The comment”you cannot be a president more than the president himself” he must have been high on power during is tenure

  5. Jason Miller

    Please forgive my class mate. Blame it on eagerness and in experience

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  7. Lafia Touray la Manju

    Jason, Momodou Sabally is a malbal kanda. Very soon he will see himself at JelefengTenda.


  8. Jason Miller

    Freedom is reporting that he has been fired from Higher Education. I hope and pray he doesn’t end up in jail on some trumped up charges.

    Why Gambians take these positions defies me? There are so many examples of his betrayals.

    How I wished he never took that position. He has lobbied for a higher position thinking that he will be different.

    Please forgive my fellow classmate and pray for him

  9. Lafia Touray la Manju

    Atleast one media report have it that momodou sabally in now at Jelefeng Tenda (NIA) having been arrested and detained there. It is also reported that he is sacked as minister of higher education. Can anyone confirm??

    Mandinka yaa lay barakata!!!!


  10. Lafia Touray la Manju

    Atleast one media report have it that momodou sabally is now at Jelefeng Tenda (NIA) having been arrested and detained there. It is also reported that he is sacked as minister of higher education. Can anyone confirm??

    Mandinka yaa lay barakata!!!!



    you can insult your own tribe,and have happyness,god is not sleeping mr sabally,you are too young to insult mandinka we are a large tribe not only in the gambia but in many part of west africa,you learn history in school you came acrross manding empire in the book,but not jola empire,go,to,mali,g,bissau,g,conakry,ivorycoast,mali,liberia,etc,you only found jolas in cassamance,sabally you are too,young to insult your own tribe,jammeh is using you as a weapon,see,hw he drive you,verysoon you see urself in mile two,like dr njoku bah.

  12. Lafia Touray la Manju

    Interesting comment from Bai Ndongo Seck in Hellogambia. See below;

    “The anti mandinka sentiment is what cost Ousainu Darboe the presidency. Jammeh divided the mandinkas and stoked anti-mandinka sentiment into other tribe as a rallying point against Darboe. Gambians, let’s stop it. Only jammeh is benefitting from this.

    I was surprised to my learnt that Darboe’s children can speak better Wollof than myself. He doesn’t know tribalism and his father supported PS Njie’s, a Wollof candidate, presidential bid until his death.

    I have learnt from my mistake of buying jammeh’s anti-mandinka politics and I am now 100 percent Darboe. He is educated, discipline, respectful, helped many wollofs in Banjul including pap chyyassin seck, and does not know no tribalism. I trust him with my future and that of my children.


  13. Momodou sabally arrested means DOUWA JABI….. He can go have his share of the devil’s cake at mile two.

    whatever games his tribalist boss jammeh is at, his downfall and prosecution will happen sooner than he thinks…..BAYI BALO.

  14. Lafia Touray la Manju

    Karamo, Abaraka. Imun mandinka ding kendoolaytee.

  15. Jason Miller

    Al Lee Sabarry. Mile two Sue Sue laa mang baytay.

    I sincerely hope and pray this wakes Gambians up and realize that no one wins by associating with this regime.

    The one thing I cannot understand is that, Gambian’s refuse to see the ills that affect them directly. When our neighbor’s house is on fire we don’t see to give a dam.

  16. Jason Miller

    the ills that do not affect

  17. Jason Miller

    Naa Kebba Koo Len NUNG” Bankoo Jawarang tan”

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