A senior official of the opposition APRC party Seedy Njie says there are wolf in sheep clothing in president Barrow’s Coalition Government, whose objective is to endanger the country’s peace and stability. Mr. Njie was speaking on Wednesday shortly after the release of the APRC leader Fabakary Tombong Jatta. Mr. Jatta was questioned by the police for a recent statement he made in regards to the continued detention of some security personnel. Mr. Jatta said the detained soldiers should be charged or release from custody. He also said most of the soldiers arrested came from the Jolla ethnic tribe.
Addressing APRC supporters, who thronged the streets of Banjul welcoming their leader Fabakary Tombong Jatta, Seedy Njie said the APRC is not a threat to Barrow’s government. He said Barrow should instead be wary of some of the phony characters in his government. Mr. Njie alleged that there are people in the Coalition Government who are bent on destabilizing the Gambia.
“President Barrow’s greatest threat is within the Coalition. There are wolf in sheep clothing in his Coalition Government. We know for a fact that in Africa, many Coalition governments are disrupted by some stakeholders with hidden agendas. Look at what happened now… They want to endanger the peace and stability of the country. I don’t know who is behind this. He is not doing justice to the Gambia. And he is also not doing justice to president Barrow,” said Seedy Njie in the Wolof dialect.
The APRC spokesman said his party leader Fabakary Tombong Jatta made a two-paragraph statement to the police when he was invited for questioning. He said Jatta has not done anything to warrant his police invitation.
According to Njie, Fabakary told the police that there are many folks in the country making irresponsible statements, which could jeopardize the country’s peace and have not been taken into custody. He said Mr. Jatta has been promoting peace in the country. This he said, has been evident on Jatta’s repeated calls on the APRC supporters to stay law abiding each time the party was denied permit to hold political rally.