Less than 4 Hours to the end of Jammehism

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

President elect Adama Barrow has only less than four hours to assume office as  Yahya Jammeh leaves office mid night today.

Jammeh who came to power 22 years ago through the barrel of a gun was voted out on December 1 2016 at a presidential elections. He did rule the country amidst poor human right records where a lot of people were detained without trails and some many other people were subjected to tortures.  

Only as recent as April 2016 late Solo Sandeng formerly of the United Democratic Party was tortured to death at the hands of the state security under Jammeh. Many more were subjected to similar treatments under Jammeh regime.

Jammeh who is likely to be forced out by ECOWAS forces who are already at the Gambian / Senegal boarders as you are reading this piece set to cross the boarders a minute after mid night today.

Unfortunately as the Jammeh regime is without a cabinet; the Gambian rubber stamp parliament has just condones a state of emergency yesterday and also said to have relied on section 99 of the Gambia Constitution to extends Jammeh’s term and their own by three months. Very disappointing

The Speaker of the National Assembly otherwise called parliament have just disappointed the whole nation by such uncalled for act.

However those who presided over that meeting will have their names on records as in our history books as enemies of progress. How can a elected few rule against the will of the people they said to be representing?

Author: Madi M.K.Ceesay
Source: Editorial
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