Regrettably, the use of violence vulgar words and threats by Yahya Jammeh loyalist to pervert peaceful expression of our frustrations against- injustice, when mourning our dead or standing in solidary with our tortured citizens of all political spectrum, only further complicates an already difficult and sensitive national discussion on anything to move us forward. it is tempting to indulge our outrage and anger in many unproductive ways by insulting each other and casting demagoguery hateful words at each other but we are honorable sons and daughters of Gambia raised by our parents with the utmost respect, professionalism, decency, fighting for the rights of our citizens to live a peaceful dignified life and will never ever resort to Yahya Jammeh’s low brutal standards on our citizenry.
We all understand that Yaya Jammeh has instilled an atmosphere of fear successfully in some of his tribesmen and now there is an enduring perception exists that; life without Jammeh will be very hard for you people in an attempt to further strained our increasingly precarious trust relationship between each other which long existed before he was born. Clearly this is absurd because his brutalism knows no boundaries and truthfully, unless we address this regime rationally by sending them packing, violence will continue to escalate on everyone because Yaya Jammeh only cares about his family alone because he is sadly predictable for resorting to violence and unproductive to Gambia as leader. Let’s be clear: We should not be lulled into accepting scary propositions by Yahya Jammeh because — it is now clear that none of his failed promises are solutions to tackle his own doings of long lists of radical problems since none has protect us from those depredations.
The regime is also ever increasingly arbitrary and growing ever despotic by tilted the balance of power alone to the unchecked Yaya Jammeh. Undoubtedly majority of our countrymen feel – afraid, frustrated and grief-stricken because persecution of the citizens working for regime and targeted barbaric attacks on us seem like weekly occurrences. The eye-popping misconduct of security officers in many instances since attaining indemnity clause from the regime in 2001, most notability in the recent aftermath of heinous crimes against our citizens are egregiously unacceptable — ranging from salacious conduct to brazenly criminal acts, downright heading towards a dangerous legacy serving nothing but pain and sorrow to our citizens.
Our beloved nation is at dangerous crossroads and responding with insults to the many long radical lists of problems will not remove no of our problems. We’ve been here before but in the wake of the regime violently targeting our nonviolent leaders or innocent citizens to dulls our resolve, agitating the population to weaken any sort of protest instead of protecting us from those depredations. We are legitimately under siege in the wake of our nation being ambush by jittery harden hearts who don’t have faith in their craftsmanship but believe their very survival is at stake without their leader. We do not even know who you people are but all we ask for is to pause for a moment with respect or more to consider the kind of sacrifices so many of our fellows Gambians have made in service to our country instead of hauling insults. You or your family member could be a victim of this regime too.
By habib (A Concerned Gambian)