First Lady Zainab Zuma Jammeh is once again coaxing her husband to fill her purse with taxpayer’s money to allow her buy expensive dress. She does not want to be left out in the U.S-Africa summit in Washington DC, White House next month. Is this not another slap on the face of Gambian activists? They will come close to puking upon reading this editorial.
After returning from the U.N General Assembly meeting in the U.S. last year, President Yahya Jammeh went berserk like a mad dog, barking at “U.S. and Britain for aiding and helping those attempting to overthrow” his government. He even unilaterally pulled out the Gambia from the Commonwealth of Nations. What more could be hurting him than being reduced to a pussy cat by Gambian activists in New York? That hostile reception should have been a rude wakening for him but dictators only learn to accept the reality when the fall completely.
Defeated and dumbfounded, the wounded leader flew home only to open the gate of hell for the United Democratic Party Treasurer Amadou Sanneh who was physically and violently assaulted for an unrelated case. President Jammeh surrendered Sanneh and co. to his heartless dogs (torturers) to simply massage the already battered and bruised ego of the leader who compares himself to no mortal being, Remember he once bragged of talking to God.
Jammeh is in the habit of intoxicating his civil servants with his grievances. All of them, including the currently detained Secretary General, Momodou Sabally, have mastered the art of unleashing venom on anything Jammeh hates. History repeated itself again when Sabally scolded the United States and Great Britain for siding with the Gambian opposition and dissident groups. He didn’t stop there but went ahead to accuse the main opposition UDP of being infested with unpatriotic Mandinka speaking people. No wonder why Sabally today finds himself in the NIA cell with no one raising an eyebrow.
The much touted U.S/Africa summit to be hosted by President Barrack Obama put Gambian leader on the ‘White House African Heads of State Invitee List watch’. Africans, more so Gambians, have been on the look out, wondering whether the ineffective Obama government will leave out psychotic African tyrants and oppressors. Lo and behold, the Point newspaper’s story indeed confirmed that our own attention seeking mad and evil human rights abuser too is not only gracing the occasion but also billed to wine and dine with first Lady Zainab Zuma Jammeh in the heartland of western capitalist capital, Washington DC.
The lingering question therefore becomes: is Obama government ignoring all the crazy antics of President Jammeh or is not well informed about the extent of tyranny exhibited by men like Yahya Jammeh, despite having two American citizens – Alhagie Ceesay and Ebou Jobe – kidnapped and held incommunicado by the Jammeh regime?
In any case, it is a matter of wait and see whether president Jammeh will honour the White House invitation from the country he and his wife cannot do without. If President Jammeh accepts the invitation and attend the Summit, then his words mean absolutely nothing to him. We will then point daggers at him and trumpet his hypocrisy and appetite for lying all over his ugly face. On the other hand, his refusal to show up in Washington D.C. could depict his cowardice.
UDP Amadou Sanneh is unlawfully imprisoned by the run away former Judge Emanuel Nkea, serving nonsensical long prison sentence on flimsy and cooked up charges, Momodou Sabally has now drowned in his own mess, the late Buba Baldeh’s copse was denied burial, and all crimes against Gambians remain unsolved, political prisoners put in chains, with the dictatorship firmly in-grip of power, yet the Obama administration saw the need to invite such a lunatic is beyond baffling. All these are indications that it will be Gambians who will sort Yahya Jammeh out, not foreign governments.
Hey guys, this could be some arrangement to opportune Obama to personally ask for the release of the enforced disappeared Gambian Americans Alagie & Ebou, if they aren’t already murdered, where we can visualise the murderous kanilai IBLISA swearing both earth & the Heavens combined on top of his own life additionally, lying to his teeth & SKULL that he hasn’t a clue where on earth they could be, when he’s in fact swallowed them up in his filthy Idolatrous pomposity; & also to shop him up for further ridiculing & more embarrassment by the true patriotic diaspora Gambians to once more tire into our very own cowardly Chief Rapist effing Naseeru anti – Deen, for he’s a REAL devil incarnate in human flesh…, only if he’s brave enough to show up; & may be this time when he gets back safely to Gambia, he will be man enough to withdraw Gambia from the UN, AU & ECOWAS, whilst I hope & pray that his ill-gotten plane explodes into the ocean & disappear for good, closing this barbaric demonic chapter in annals of Gambian history; Insha Allah! Ameen.
i am totally disappointed and disgusted about Obama’s decision to invite a murderer, a criminal and a serial killer in to the white house, how could he? You are very right suntou, this is our fight and should expect no foreign intervention , Yaya Jammeh has been looking for photo opportunity with Obama for a very long time , price may be too high but, he would be willing to risk it all, he is coming to take picture with Obama.
is up to us to us to use our constitutional right to vigorously confront him, and I will be there right and center to wrestle him on the ground, and if there’s any slightest chance i’ll put bullet in his head.
Governments that block the aspirations of it’s people, Steal their resources , Oppress torture and kill them, Deny them freedom of expression and human rights should bear in mind that they will find it increasingly hard to escape the judgment of their own people, Power does not corrupt, Fear corrupts, perhaps the fear of a loss of power, but Yaya Jammeh’s loss of power is eminent, slowly but surely .
Thank you Bakary. I will be there with you. No mercy for the dictator. The end is nearer.