Dictator Yahya Jammeh has rekindled his threats and hatred against the biggest tribe in the Gambia, the Mandinkas. Speaking on Friday 3rd June at a political rally in Tallinding, Yahya Jammeh said he will place the Mandinkas where even a fly can’t see them and he accused them of destroying the good name of his government, which he will not tolerate. Yahya Jammeh went on to say, he even have evidence to prove that Mandinkas are not from Gambia but Mali. He has said since 1994, the majority of the people who wants to create conflict in the country are all Mandinkas and 98 per cent of the people who goes to Europe through the Mediterranean are Mandinkas. Jammeh warned that he will not tolerate any kind of demonstration in the country and if anyone caught, you regret why you are born into this world.
Meanwhile, it would be recalled that, in May 2015, Yahya Jammeh issued similar divisive messages by saying he prefers five Wolofs to work for him than one Mandinka and prefers four Fulas to work for him than one Mandinka during his hate tour of the country. This is not the first time dictator Jammeh has been spreading and manifesting his hate against Mandinkas, but his speech in Tallinding on Friday is the most dangerous, divisive and callous yet and this needs to be addressed by every Gambian in or out of the country before things get out of hand. These are the sorts of sentiments that brought war in Ivory Coast, a genocide in Rwanda and sporadic ethnic clashes in Nigeria.
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda said in an interview on Wednesday 1st June, that it was not due for her to issue a statement on the political crisis in her native Gambia. However, Jammeh’s latest message is not only a recipe for disaster, but also a threat to obliterate an entire tribe in the Gambia and if this does not have the gravitas for ICC to issue a warning to Jammeh, then nothing will.
Gambia Population Make Up
Mandinkas are the largest tribe in the Gambia making up 42 per cent of the country’s 1.8 million population, followed by Fulas 18 per cent, Wolofs 16 per cent, Jolas 10 per cent, Sarahules 9 per cent and others 5 per cent, then how does dictator Jammeh win elections if Mandinkas hate him? Therefore, the Gambia’s elections are fixed or dictator Jammeh is saying what he says best LIES. His intention as usual is to divert attention from his failures in order to continue to divide and rule of the country just as many other dictators do.
This is the same tactics dictator Jammeh uses whenever his crimes are brought to light just as he did in year 2000, when he murdered 16 innocent students in the Gambia and he blamed it on the students and the opposition parties. It’s nothing new, but Gambians should not relent from demanding their country back from his 22 years of lies, murder, torture, disappearance, stealing, tribalism, nepotism, economic mismanagement and complete failures. If any tribe in the country thinks that they are immune from Jammeh’s divisive rhetoric, you better think twice because his hate messages are just fuel to ignite violence and ethnic cleansing in the country which will not spare anyone there. We have seen him killed Mandinkas, Fulas, Wolofs, Jolas, Sarahules, Serere, Manjagoes and foreigners so Gambians know the type of person he is and as a result, we known to be better than that.
Jammeh’s hate against the Mandinka tribe should make them feel very proud and patriotic, since he dictator Jammeh has repeatedly come out and reconfirmed that Mandinkas don’t endorse his dictatorship and devilish way of leadership. Mandinkas are decent, straightforward, unbiased and above all patriotic. If any Mandinka feels insulted by Jammeh’s idiotic and childish remarks, then you must be as foolish as he Jammeh, because as the old saying goes “if an ass kicked you and you kick back, then you are all equally an ass” and dictator Jammeh is even more than an ass.
Dictator Jammeh has an agenda to bring in tribal conflict in the country which is why he is always uttering such diabolical nonsenses in order to spread his hate and divisive messages as far wide as he could. However, that should not distract Gambians from the bigger picture, which is for us to take back our country and end his 22 years of dictatorship in the Gambia. Gambians are too decent to be brainwashed by an idiot and a diabolical person like Yahya Jammeh. Gambia is bigger than you and we shall see the end of your tyranny very soon, Insh’Allahu.