By Lamin Saddam Sanyang, The Netherlands
In shaa Allah we are almost at the end of the barbaric, cruel and brutal reigning of President Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh. Like employees get their wages and salaries at the end of each pay-period, so is President Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh and his bunch of criminals to pay cheques for their deeds here and hereafter as enshrined in the Glorious Quran chapter 99 verse 7: “So whoever does an atom’s weight of good will see it” and verse 8 further reiterates: “And whoever does an atom’s weight of evil will see it”. As a consequence Mr. President, be informed you and your nefarious enablers’ time is running out swiftly. On that reckoning day, when you are shackled and dragged by the forelock into a court of law you will appreciate revenge is best served cold.
To give up is acknowledging self-defeat. Furthermore, a maxim has it that a person who tries and fails is far more progressive than the one who would not try for fear of failure. Therefore, folks, I call on you to remain steadfast and never give up the fight against the dictatorship and tyranny we are combating. There is a bright light at the end of the tunnel besides; we are already on a winning side. The days of President Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh are numbered; let no one fool you about it. He knows that we all know that he knows his days are just for a matter of time. Precisely, why he is now doing and saying things without giving them a second thought. He has lost it, period.
It is understood wherever there is a problem there is a solution to remedy it. Consequently, we can be able to resolve our differences and unite under a common agenda while maintaining our varied memberships and allegiance to our different groups, organizations and political parties. I am conscious that it is a human nature to have differences and even fight, but after each fight we must also find ways to reconcile. I know there are wolves in sheep clothing within us, but is not a reasonable excuse for us not to unite beside our unity will expose them. We have intellectuals, wealthy people, technocrats as well as foolish, stupid and poor idiot in our mid but that does not punctuate we cannot unite and fight to end the dictatorship of President Jammeh.
President Jammeh and his bandits are continuously killing our people back at home, raping our sisters on a daily basis without any hesitation, whiles we are here in the diaspora shouting and going against each other’s ideas, insulting each other and putting our personal problems ahead of our national problems. SHAME ON ALL OF US!!! Critism and self-critism guarantee the healthy development of the fight we are doing, but not in a sense to criticise to damage each other’s images or characters.
There is one thing we don’t understand or refuse to understand, and that is: Allah (SWT) have already chose the successor of President Jammeh even before we were all born. Believe me or not brothers and sisters, that is what is going to happen and nobody can stop that. So why are we keep on pulling and pushing each other on the way?
Our fight is to liberate ourselves from the chain of self colonialism and dictatorship. The problem is to develop a political power which can manoeuver intelligently without the aprong sting of self-centeredness, corruption, power hungry and oustantational life styles.
The collective leadership of our various groups organisations and political parties should ensure the cohesion of revolutionary movement or so-called democratic mobile as a monolithic force to eliminate the brutal regime of President Jammeh. So that we can build a democratically elected government which can eradicate poverty, rebellion, hunger, illiteracy and maintain peace for the masses on whose course we all claimed to be helping. All earth born earned foundamental right as a NATURAL CITIZEN regardless of colour, ethnicity, religious and social status.
I frequently say it on my weekly radio program, that I’m appealing to the Gambians especially those in the diaspora to forget about our personal problems, differences and political ideologies and unite as one to get rid of President Jammeh’s regime, because we are sick and tired of the barbaric, cruel and brutal style of President Jammeh’s ruling. We need to free our brothers and sisters from the yoke of President Jammeh’s slavery.
We have to act fast before it will be too late. On a daily basis, we are talking on online radios and writing articles on the online newspapers on how to get rid of President Jammeh. If we all mean what we saying and writing, what is then stopping us from rallying behind one body and take our country from the brink of tyranny? It’s sad for us to keep on saying united we stand, divided we fall and yet we fail to show the power of unity. Instead we are dividing ourselves everyday. In that case, we are fooling ourselves by arming President Jammeh with enough ammunition to strike us down. Our success and failure lies with our ability or inability to unite against our common problem.
May the soul of the victims of the 30th of December 2014 rest in perfect peace and all those past away before and after them. Ameen.