OJ Calls 20th Celebration An Insult

OJThe leader of the ousted People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has taken a swipe on President Yahya Jammeh for celebrating 20th anniversary of a coup d’état that resulted to the downfall of a constitutionally elected government of the Gambia.

In a video broadcast embedded on our website, Omar Amadou Jallow described President Jammeh’s ten-day celebration of July 1994 in grand style as “reckless and unnecessary.” He said the celebration the July 22nd coup d’état anniversary is a serious demonstration of President Jammeh’s serious disregard for the Gambia’s republican status.

Mr. Jallow, a former minister of the deposed PPP government, said celebrating what has left a dent on the Gambia’s history is an insult on Gambians.

Jallow also raised concerns about what he called “mass exodus of Gambian youth in search of greener pastures.”

Click on the video broadcast and hear Omar Jallow’s address in full.



  1. Luntango Suun Gann Gi

    I like OJ but the future belongs to the Post – OJ Generation. And, yes, the Post – Raila Generation too!

  2. Thanks OJ for speaking for up. Gambia needs you. Twenty years of dictator Jammeh only brought backwardness and bad dream for Gambians. We didn’t deserve this after many years of peace and prosperity. The man is a curse to the Gambian people. May God forgive us.

  3. Lafia Gambia is looking up to all its serious citizens for salvation hence the reason we take every contribution very seriously. If your contribution on the way forward is only for pleasure and or personal interest, then Kairo News needs to axe you.

  4. Lafia Touray la Manju

    Abdou, don’t kid yourself. PDOIS is not interested in the salvation struggle. Look up to serious people like oj, those who genuinely want to see jammeh out without having to think about protecting their wives careers, and let’s move forward.