August 8, 2022

President Barrow and Yahya Jammeh, stark similarities

By NDEY JOBARTEH

President Barrow told Gambians that Seedy Njie brought Fabakary Tombong Jatta to him as early as 2017. Meaning President Barrow betrayed us a few months into the presidency.

Seedy Njie came back from EQ with a master plan. Now we are seeing the APRC blueprint surfacing for a total state capture. Let’s analyse the steps.

President Barrow was meant to serve as a transitional leader for 3years,a key part of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by all coalition parties who united before the polls in 2016.

Dictator Jammeh established a transitional government from 1994 – 1996 as chairman of the Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council (AFPRC) a military junta, and ruled by decree President Barrow instead of stepping down after 3 years, decided to finish his tenure.

In 2019, he broke ranks by registering a new party, the National People’s Party (NPP) in pursuit of a second term in office.

Dictator Jammeh instead of handing over in 1996, removed his military uniform, turned civilian and stood for election and was elected President in 1996.

Dictator Jammeh developed Kanilai his own village when many Gambians lived in abject poverty, electricity, and water problems galore.

Today President Barrow is doing the same sort of development in Mangkamang Kunda straight out of Jammeh’s school of thought.

Exactly what Dictator Jammeh did in Kanilai at a time when Gambians are dying in poorly equipped hospitals, living in extreme poverty, lack of electricity and water supply with some who still don’t have access to clean water.

President Barrow is now contesting the upcoming election in pursuit of a second term in office and we are seeing interesting similarities.

Let’s not ignore the signs we turned a blind eye to back in 1994-1996 and the subsequent years with Jammeh’s reign of terror.

Dayka bi mar koh morm, says Jammeh to us . Barrow says I have , SIS, the Army, the police and ECOMIG.

He further said in this video that he has told his security chiefs that the solution to a persistent quarrel is to fight.

This is very worrying. We all laugh at our expense. When President Barrow with pride talked about throwing teargas at Gambians as a show of might on the campaign trail the feeling of Deja vu returned.

Seedy Njie’s lessons are effective. President Barrow don’t forget it was the same Gambians that voted for you, the ones whom you are happy to “gas ”.

The sad thing is that the crowd started to chant “Baarrroooww ya Bari dolleh” “Baarrroooww ya Bari dolleh” President smiled and punched his fist in the air.

The President also confirmed that he is in control of the justice system as well. He said he gave the orders for the case against 3 years jotna to be withdrawn.

As Jammeh would say and as Barrow now say in threatening Gambians “Belai ,walai , talie…..”. Gambians the signs are written on the wall for all to see!! Gambians the choice is yours.

#fightingforthesoulofthegambia #neveragain

The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect The Monitor’s editorial stance.

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