Dear Pa,

Let me also join the call to second the nomination for you to be awarded a national honor. You contributed enormously to where we are today and I know nothing motivated you more than telling the TRUTH. You were not only a threat to Yahya Jammeh but through your commitment to expose his atrocities and numerous abuses, some of your reports helped to influence the way Jammeh was running the country. You deserve more than an award.

Having said that, it is interesting to note that Gambia at 51 years after Independence, it took 51 days (from December 2, 2016 to January 21, 2017) before the political impasse between the outgoing president Yahya Jammeh who is 51 years old wanted to subvert the results of the election which gave Adama Barrow who is also 51 years old, a clear-cut victory at the polls.

We owe a great debt of gratitude to President Macky Sall and the entire people of Senegal for the important role they played in making sure that democracy is return to Gambians. Not only that, but also they wasted no time in drafting resolutions upon resolutions to get the approval of the ECOWAS, the AU and the UN Security Council to unanimously condemn the unconstitutionality of Jammeh’s illegal moves to annul the election results. If it was not for the brilliant moves by the Senegalese Foreign Affairs minster may be today Jammeh will continue to rule for another billion years in power.  This shows that the world is really a small village and democracy will always triumph over dictatorship.

Let our new President Barrow ensure close collaboration with the government of President Macky Sall to help bring our two people closer, It would be a delight to wake up in Banjul and have lunch in Dakar and vice versa. Our collective interest should be more important than the ‘borrowed’ languages that is dividing us. If we break down the customs borders, share one currency, collaborate closely on all aspects of security matters and harmonize our development objectives; Inshallah we can be a model in the sub-region. 

We are bound by a common destiny. That is why from time to time the reality of our common existence comes to play. How many times have Senegal intervene to save democracy in the Gambia? We can share the same benachin yet we still exist as two different sovereignties.

Thank you Senegal. Thank you Ecowas. Thank you AU and Thank you to all those dedicated sons and daughters of the land whether at home or abroad who were unrelenting in making sure that our fragile democracy remain intact. Thank you too Pa.

God Bless The Gambia.

Bravo to democracy and down to dictatorship!

Written By An Insider Analyst

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