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Gambia at Crossroads With Once in a Life Time Opportunity to Vote Out Dictator Yahya Jammeh In December 1st Presidential Polls

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Opposition Coalition Standard Bearer Adama Barrow

For the last 22 years Gambia has never had a better time and opportunity to challenge Yahya Jammeh’s dictatorship and tyranny on the people of the Gambia than now. One can safely argue that Yahya Jammeh has never felt vulnerable in the past four presidential elections than he did at the moment. Not least the enthusiasm and genuine interest from all the opposition party members and their leaders to bring an end to 22 years of Jammeh’s hell on earth. As well as the disappointing campaign Jammeh is so far embarking on.

It’s evidence that Jammeh has no strategy to combat the efforts of the opposition as the coalition was the least he expected to happen. Now that the oppositions are united and everyone in the country can see and feel the ambiance behind the opposition coalition, Jammeh is forced to embark on the campaign trail, which he openly refused to do in the past two presidential elections. The tone of Yahya Jammeh’s campaign says to everyone who once heard him speak to Gambians that he is seriously worried about losing this election. Jammeh knows the oppositions had never created or campaign for violence, but the fact Jammeh is going on the campaign to ask his supporters not to be violent is also an indication that the man has lost it.

My fellow Gambians, this is once in a lifetime opportunity for us all to come together just as the oppositions did and end the sufferings of ourselves once and for all. We should not fall trap of Jammeh’s desperation to hold on to power by any means, as he has begun firing and hiring his auxiliary lieutenants such as Governors, Chiefs and Alkalolos. This is one of Jammeh’s strategies to appease and intimidate the local populace at the same time. We should all reject him and see the future of our country as the most important than the future of one selfish, divisive and shameless individual like Jammeh.

All these past elections, Jammeh’s message was, either you vote for me or not, I will still win until Allah decides otherwise, and that has played to his advantage to some degree. Another mean Jammeh use is religion to manipulate and play with people’s faith, not least why he declared the Gambia as an Islamic State. However, these are no longer the case as he has realised that Gambians can no more be fooled by such nonsenses. So people should understand that power resides with them and when casting your vote, it’s only you who can decide who becomes the next president of the country.

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Frail looking Dictator Yahya Jammeh

One thing we should all keep in mind is, Jammeh is the incumbent and in African politics we all know what that means, they have all the resources at their disposal to take advantage of. We should never be complacent and take the crowd as the final results. Each and everyone of us has a duty and a role to play to sensitise and inform the electorates to come out in their large numbers on election day and vote out Jammeh and his gang. Complacency is one of the easiest ways to lose an election, you only have to take the Briexit or Donald Trump’s election as a typical examples of such. To avoid that, we should be relentless in our efforts to continually support and vote for Adama Barrow come December 1st.

It’s a good time to believe, but it’s not a good time to relent!

Gambia: Wait is Over as Dr Isatou Touray’s Campaign First Grand Rally is Scheduled for Saturday 8th Oct. in Brikama

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The long awaited rally by Dr Isatou Touray, the first female presidential candidate in the Gambia has been scheduled for Saturday 8th October 2016. The meeting will be held in Brikama, Kombo Central at the Canon SSP Lia beginning at 15.30 GMT.
Since launching her candidature on September 2nd, Madam Touray and her campaign team have been working tirelessly to deliver the wishes of most Gambians of forming a united opposition front to combat Dictator Jammeh in December polls. Dr Touray’s campaign team’s efforts have been to unite the opposition parties to appoint a standard-bearer for the opposition. To continue that that work, the campaign is extending an invitation to all political party leaders and their supporters to the rally.

As highlighted in her manifesto, Dr, Touray is deeply aggrieved and remorseful that the innocence, national cohesion and beauty of the Gambia once trumpeted the Smiling Coast of Africa have been severely soiled by the undemocratic regime of Yaya Jammeh. Under Jammeh’s 22 years of misrule, Gambians have witnessed disgraceful attitudes and unspeakable violent unleashed on them by Jammeh without any regards to the constitution or the international laws.

Consequently, the regime has pushed the Gambia to the brink of a violent crisis which will have unimaginable consequences for our dear people. The gravity of our predicament requires a deep sense of urgency to salvage ourselves and the nation. It is with this sense of urgency and patriotism founded on responsibility and leadership that Dr. Isatou Touray emerged; And with the collective support and cooperation of the entire opposition camp and all citizens to forge a formidable force for national salvation.

The Campaign calls on every Gambian of all walks of life to endeavour to attend the Grand Rally so as to send a clear and direct message to Yaya Jammeh that enough is enough. Isatou Touray calls on all Gambians to stand up with boldness and pride in their nation to reclaim our long lost dignity and rights and repair the wounds that Yaya Jammeh and his regime has inflicted on countless individuals, families, communities and the entire nation.

The Grand Rally is also to send a loud message to all opposition parties and leaders that indeed the people desire nothing other than the total unity of the opposition in order to salvage this Great Nation of ours.

The Grand Rally is an open forum for direct engagement with Gambians in which Dr. Touray will deliver to Gambians her vision and mission for free and unfettered discussion.

The Grand Rally will make a call to action for all citizens to actively participate in this noble struggle for the freedom and development of the Gambia.

The Grand Rally will therefore open the national campaign which will reach out to each and every town and village in the Gambia. This is our defining moment to unite and take back our country from dictatorship.

Grand Rally. Saturday 8 October 2016. Canon SSP Lia, Birkama Town. 3.30pm Sharp.

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Gambia: “I Feel Very Troubled at Heart for the Peace we Once Cherished is Under Threat,” Ann Therese Ndong Jatta

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Regional Director of UNESCO, Mrs Ann Therese Ndong Jatta

Mrs Ann Therese Ndon Jatta the former minister of Education in Jammeh’s government and now the Regional Director of UNESCO based in Dakar, Senegal has challenged the people of the Gambia, especially, the religious leaders to act now and salvage the peace in the Gambia before it’s too late.

Read in her own words…

“Where are our men of wisdom, integrity and good judgement who silently watch a whole nation torn apart? Where is justice? Why is the Nation brought to its knees because of fear. What must be done now? If this has gone beyond the people to defend themselves then the rest of humanity must be invited to salvage the nation? Where are the religious leaders? Certainly there is no religion which condones injustice.

Since he told you in his address at Koriteh to be challenged or be informed when things are not right or where he has gone wrong, please act now before it is too late. Do so tomorrow or before the start of next week. Pray in all churches and mosques across the nation and in the diaspora and call upon GOD’s intervention. GOD loves the Gambia.

I am sure Yahya has not been advised right by those who are more au fait with the justice system. Or are they also under the spell of fear! Is his cabinet also under the same spell? The only fear for me is the backlash. Gambians must sincerely call for a dialogue with the authorities and stem the tide of a possible chaos.

This is not the time for opposition parties to rejoice as they could be the next to be brought to their knees in his cherry picking strategy. Fear must not create this state of inaction. Dialogue with the functionaries of State is urgent. Please let us together find peaceful means to salvage the nation so that we do not all go down together.

It could be worse than Rwanda if we take up a response anticipated by the regime. We cannot be any match for military response from within. I invite Religious leaders of the different faith base to come together and agree on a way to advise the President and his cabinet. This is beyond politics. GOD bless Gambia and its people! I feel very troubled at heart for the Peace we once cherished is under threat!”

#UKGambia Mass Protest Against Yahya Jammeh’s Tyranny is Scheduled for Friday in London

The tyranny and dictatorship in the Gambia have gotten to a point that requires the efforts of all and sundry. Since when Yahya Jammeh overthrows the democratically elected government led by Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara on the 22nd July 1994, the Gambia has never been the same again.

People have been burnt alive, tortured to death, raped, imprisoned, journalists murdered, women are made widows, children are made fatherless, families, communities and tribes have been permanently divided and damaged, the list is endless.

However, what is certain is that, unless we as Gambians find the urge to stand and liberate our country from Yahya Jammeh’s 22 years of moral, social and economic decadence, sadly the once beautiful and smiley country will eventually be wrecked to pieces in our very eyes. Continue reading