By: Jallow Yerro N.,
By all indications, Barrow is not a strong leader, he’s truly lame and an accidental President; only the ECOMIG soldiers are keeping him in power. Some Gambians argued that people are only afraid of the Ecomig soldiers,infact some said the former dictator wouldn’t have left if it was not the intervention of the Ecomig soldiers. By all indic ations, he is not likely to survive without the ECOMIG soldiers. According to information we got, some Gambian soldiers are voluntarily resigning but this has never been reported in the public media. A renoun politician has recently said that the Gambian soldiers by the virtue of the peaceful transition and the new democratic dispensation they should have been the darling of the world but this is very contrary. Infact most of the soldiers are still loyal to the former dictator, Jammeh. Barrow is likely to use tax payers money at all costs to keep this soldiers till at the of his term. The Gambia is more divided today than ever under his leadership.
You cannot inherit a regime and act the same way, and that’s exactly what the Barrow’s government is doing. According to the ECOWAS Commission President, the mandate of the troops which was supposed to end this month has been extended however it is not yet clear whether the extension is 3/6 months. The ECOWAS commission President was on a 3 days visit to the Gambia to assessed the current situation.