Gambia At Risk of Returning to Dictatorship-Darboe
July 2, 2019
By Bakary Ceesay
Ousainou Darboe, leader of United Democratic Party, (UDP) has there is enough warning signs to suggest that The Gambia is at risk of returning tyrannical rule.
“This is our country. We cannot afford another dictatorship. It should be the duty of every patriotic citizen to fight tyranny in any form,” Darboe, former vice President told a political rally on Saturday in Wellingara.
The veteran lawyer cum politician pointed out that ex- President Yahya Jammeh administration and that of Barrow’s rule, there is not much difference between the two administrations-adding that Executive Orders are still being directed to target government workers suspected to be sympathetic to the opposition.
He frowns at workers that are being fired under the directives of the President Adama Barrow
“This was not what we fought for. We do not fought Yahya Jammeh because he is from Foni. We do not fought Jammeh because he is a Jolla. We fought Yahya Jammeh based on principles. One of our main outcries during Jammeh’s rule was the abuse of Executive Orders. Here we are witnessing a similar trend happening in the new Gambia,” Darboe, whose was jailed by ex- President for standing by Gambia reechoed.
He advised Gambians to stand up to stop what he calls “the looming tyranny” developing in the country.
He noted that: “TRRC “Never Again” slogan will land in the dustbin of history, if Gambians do not stand up to be counted to stop what he calls “the looming tyranny” developing in the country”
Darboe, also former foreign affairs minister added that: “I heard them asking as to whether I want to go back to jail; well if defending and standing up for my country means going to jail, then I am ready to die for The Gambia,”
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