Last night, we heard that, regional Governors were summoned to Kanilai for security and disruption briefings. The standard procedures is to convince towns and villages not accept the UDP caravan to hold a meeting. And they want to start in Fass Njaga Choi after issuing a permit.
The UDP will hold meetings at every single destination on their itinerary. Whether the villagers like it or not. That is the first point to note. If the governors want to come and interfere, we will continue to resist any such gestures.
We have now send message alerts to supporters throughout the country, and the advance team will commence moving after the Inspector General of police sign the permit.
Those who want to doubt UDP popularity or attempting to derail the movement should remember that, this is a time of solidarity and not a time of normal politics. When Imam Baba Leigh was arrested, we all criticise the event, we did not say, let us leave it to his Kanifing Mosque congregation, or his Talibes. When Imam Bakawsu was arrested, we all close ranks.
The stance of Lawyer Darboe and his supporters is a monumental and grand stance. No one should attempt to derail or belittle the gesture. There are security officers with guns, batons, tear-gas present. There are NIA officer at the scene. These are the people that underpin the dictatorship. They are the enablers and aggressive forces that is holding Jammeh in power and entrenching the dictatorship.
UDP supporters and well-wisher are facing them eye ball to eye ball. If that is not something to Unite us, I don’t think anything will.
We have our plan B, plan C etc. Let them confront us in major town centres. Gambians are fade up and want change. We want the opposition to close rank even further, so that, it can take a United front and we can all take credit for a change that must happen.
We await the outcome of the encounter between UDP campaign Manager Lamin Dibba and the IG, Ben Wilson. The struggle continues