Another Wednesday, another court hearing of Nogoi Njie’s group, of which Solo Sandeng was the leader who was tortured to death in police custody in the Gambia. Today, Wednesday 11th May 2016 is yet going to be another wasteful day of our nation’s dwindling economy as Jammeh and his thugs will do everything possible to try and stop an unstoppable force, People’s Power. Gambians are determined to resist the tactics of fear and intimidation Jammeh’s government have been using since 1994. Youths, women’s groups and men of all ages are going out in large numbers to continue to demand the release of Ousainou Darboe and Co as well as Solo Sandeng “Dead or Alive”.
It can be recalled that, on Monday 9th May 2016, Jammeh ordered the joint security task force to stop the protesters by any means possible from demonstrating their anger and frustration of the persecution of the main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) party executives and its members. The security forces executed Jammeh’s orders by beating and opening fire at armless protesters which left dozens of protesters seriously injured. However, the use of force has made the protesters more determined to fight for as long as it takes, as Jammeh’s fear factor has dissipated from the people. However, protesters are advised to stay as a group because the larger the group, the more powerful the message gets and it will also help prevent Jammeh’s thugs from overpowering them.
Meanwhile, Gambians are demanding the immediate resignation of Samsudeen Sarr the deputy representative of the Gambia to the United Nations, the most irresponsible diplomat in the history of the Gambia. Sarr who lives in New York and a former army officer, was heard on a recorded tape while saying he would open fire on people, unquestionably referring to protesters standing up against Yahya Jammeh’s 22 years of tyranny. Sarr said “If I were there, and I was in charge, I would open fire on anybody.” The recording surfaced on 9 May, hours after activists and the opposition supporters who gathered outside High Court in Banjul and at Kairaba Avenue were attacked by security forces, as opposition leader Ousainou Darboe and Co appeared in court in Banjul.