‘Avoid Ethnic Based Hate Speech, Fake News and Political Violence’- Gambia’s Former Vice President Warns

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The former Vice President of The Gambia Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang has called on Gambians to avoid ethnic-based hate speech, fake news, and political violence.

She made this call while delivering her Peace Message to the nation on Monday. Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang noted that her message speaks to the preservation of the country’s national heritage, democracy, unity, stability, and peace for the advancement of the Gambia

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“This peace message is drawn from my religious obligation combined with my responsibility as a senior citizen and commitment to promoting our national heritage for democracy, unity, stability, and peace for the advancement of our country The Gambia,” Madam Jallow-Tambajang said.

She further noted that as a Senior citizen of the Gambia, a peace mediator and human rights defender she feels obliged to advise every Gambian to keep the peace and nurture the globally respected image of the Gambia.

Whilst appealing to Gambians to exercise their democratic right in a matured manner and respect the rule of law and human rights.

“Fellow Gambians in exercising your constitutional and political rights to vote for the president of the Gambia, you must do so in a matured and peaceful manner. Please vote peacefully and massively for the leader of your choice,” she said.

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She called on all citizens to be alert to ensure a free, fair and transparent process, whilst entreating them to respect the outcome of the election.

She used the opportunity to commend the IEC for creating the enabling environment for peaceful nominations of candidates for the December 4th election. And the media for covering events and informing the public about happenings leading to the election.

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