Gambian President Labels Critics as ‘irrelevant’

By Adama Makasuba

Adama Barrow
Adama Barrow

The Gambian President Adama Barrow has slammed his critics as irrelevant saying most of his critics on social media ‘cannot even mobilise ten people for a gathering.’

President Barrow told a political rally in Brikama 35 kilometre south of Banjul over the weekend.

The Barrow-led government seems to be in panic mood after they bought a water cannon truck which was confirmed by his Interior Minister Ebrima Mballow to be use on protesters.

However, many Gambians rejected the Minister’s remark, describing it ‘irresponsible.’

Meanwhile, Gambian leader alleged as he specifically pointed at the Diaspora Gambia of saying he ‘refused to give them jobs’ while called on them He called on the Diaspora Gambians ‘to instead return home and help build the country.’

“When I see people in the Diaspora complaining on the social media that President Barrow refuses to give them jobs, this surprises me because I was also in the Diaspora and when I decided to come home I was not expecting a job from anyone. I came with my own plans to do something in this country and I earned a living and was able to do a lot, he said.”

He said that “most of the people ranting and criticizing him on the social media cannot even mobilise ten people for a gathering.”

He also slammed those he described as so-called educated echelons saying ‘they were nowhere to be seen when they were desperately needed.’

“The time I was elected as flag-bearer all these knowledgeable Gambians both in the Diaspora and within the country were all around. All the PhD holders were here and no one came forward. But today if you advertise it on the newspapers we’ll see a different story.”

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