SORRY I INSULTED DICTATOR JAMMEH-THE SPITEFUL MONSTER

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AJA DR MADAM N MANSA APPAI

AJA DR MADAM N MANSA APPAI

Sulayman Jeng

Sulayman Jeng

The equation in President Jammeh’s world is for the oppressed to reconcile with his oppressor, the oppressed must first apologise to his oppressor. As a consequent, the Gambian nonconformists in the diaspora must apologize to the Banjul spiteful monster for challenging his undesirable human rights record and bad policies. Well, some already had but the Wolof orated Jain nah boka judoo gauge why boo ku nyu chaffin. Therefore, if Dictator Jammeh and his house Gambian Negroes believe it is morally responsible for him to wrong Gambians anyhow and time he desires with impunity, he should not be resentful when he and his mum get dressed in shiny loutish outfits. To this I will equally enhance when peaceful change of a repressive regime becomes unattainable, the oppressed are left with no other prize but violence to liberate themselves from the shackles of coercion.

“If you run away from your history, your history will come knocking down your door. One should always remain humble and not show off where one belongs to, but if your history is about to disappear, you need to remind them of who you are, where you are from and what is at stake”, Momodou Njie desolately recollected on his Facebook page as the history of his ancestor is obliterated by Gambia’s most dangerous criminal dressed as a statesman. Mr Njie be reminded monster Jammeh is not a saa mutter nyoo. A people are identified by their language, custom, believe, locality and history. The absence of either one of these may assimilate and/or obliterate them.  George Orwell was conscious of this irrefutable fact when he posited, “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history”. It is thus pertinent to affirm Dictator Jammeh’s renaming of Sayerr Jobe Avenue is a calculated moved to destroy the Jobens of Serre Kunda and drag the Gambia into devouring flames of violence as his sorry ass makes it to the exit. However, what I find unnerving is why Vice President Isatou Njie-Saidy always executes Dictator Jammeh’s rotten and underworld deals. For instance, in 2000 when the poor students were murdered, she took the mic to exonerate Jammeh. Similarly, when Dayda Hydara was murdered, she led the devil’s delegation to his bereaved family. Again, when the Mile II 9 were executed, she pleasantly braved the mic while Jammeh flinched in the backstage; and now she has to preside over the renaming of Sayerr Jobe Avenue. A little bird has it she was teary as she renamed Sayerr Jobe Avenue. Oh, really? I do not know what was going on in her head at the time but what remains conclusive is she outperforms a drama queen. I cannot help but wonder why Jammeh is always delegating her for his dirty works.  Perhaps, her continual readiness to clean her master’s mess explains why she is the longest serving member of the Dictator’s cabinet.

Forlornly, the likes of Vice President Isatou Njie-Saidy are plentiful in the Gambia. They cheerfully drench their hands in pools of blood for Jammeh without a second thought. These undetectable silent shadows habitually unleash demoralising horrors on vulnerable Gambians caged in dark chambers every day. The late night arrests and disappearances have escalated to an unbearable point that an air-conditioned room becomes useless in Banjul as you wake up every hour sinking in your sweat from nightmares of being bundled up under the duvet of darkness by these dancing flickers. When last I checked, development did not mean reclining in one’s pool of blood with flattened bones for standing up against injustice. Is that the ‘developed’ Gambia we want? Although it is public knowledge that the Gambian Dictator speaks from his shit hole-Oop my bad, all the dirty jobs, killings, arrests, detention and tortures are continually executed on his behave by the Isatou Njie-Saidys. For how long shall we continue matching on with the frivolity that these Isatou Njie-Saidys are non-Gambians or duck behind the lame excuse “I am not interested in politics”? Oh hello! Are we serious? It is sickening to hear Gambians who are privy of Dictator Jammeh’s scary atrocities celebrate him as a compassionate leader and a pan-Africanist. For them, in a nutshell, the Gambian ruthless tyrant personifies development, compassion, stability, peace and security. Conceivably, they are either under the spell of self-denial or greed.

Compassion is a sympathetic consciousness of other’s distress together with a desire to alleviate it-Merriam-Webster dictionary. If this is anything to go by, how can they explain Jammeh’s constant issuing of icy threats on Gambia’s national television? Certainly it cannot be compassion. Furthermore, the Gambia under Jammeh is neither stable no peaceful. How many times has the Jammeh regime survived armed attacks? No stable government experiences an iota of insurgence. Moreover, peace is not only the absence of war but the epitome of safety to person and life, freedom of speech, justice and equality of the unequal before the law, free and fair electoral process. These are essential vitamins that the Jammeh regime is highly in deficit. Let us stop incarnating the proverbial ostrich by re-entombing our heads from the sand and tackling our demon head on. Until we do, Jammeh will continue doing what he does best.

Sulayman Jeng

Birmingham, UK


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