Gambia: Response to Government’s Press Statement on Yahya Jammeh APRC Leaked Audio

By: Femi Mahoney,

After reading the letter from the new Government Spokesperson, Mr Ebrima G. Sankareh, on the Jammeh’s leaked conversation, which sounds more personal than governmental, I’m appealing to the new Constitution Drafters to remove educational qualifications as a prerequisite for the future presidency. Not all degree holders are smart, and not all nondegree holders are unqualified. 🇬🇲🇬🇲🇬🇲🤔

Here is the letter below:

“News Breaking: Gambia Government Press Statement On Ex-President Jammeh’s Leaked Telephone Conversation with APRC Executive

The Government of The Republic of The Gambia, condemns in the strongest terms, ex-Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh’s utterly reprehensible and profoundly shocking and subversive comments, contained in a leaked telephone conversation with key APRC Executive members.

The leaked tape that went viral on social media a few days ago, revealed in significant detail, the former President’s desperate efforts to stay politically relevant in The Gambia even as his trail of terror and economic crimes are being cased for potential criminal prosecution.

Yaya Jammeh, who ruled The Gambia with an iron first for 22 difficult years and vowed to stay on for eternity, is desperately heard, shamelessly bragging about his mysterious prowess that defies both man and the supernatural world. “Neither man nor ginn can stop me from coming back to The Gambia” Jammeh declared in the audio message.

In characteristic Yaya Jammeh style, the former leader, made highly charged political statements laced with dark innuendoes and Quaranic references, that he will miraculously return to power one day.
During the lengthy and rambling conversation, former APRC Majority Leader in the National Assembly, HON. Fabakary Tombong Jatta, eulogised Jammeh, assuring him of the party’s unshakable loyalty. Mr Jatta, who as Majority Leader regrettably spearheaded an Emergency Bill as a last ditch effort to help the defeated dictator cling onto to power illegally, is heard remorselessly assuring Jammeh of better days, continuous prayers and Allah’s protection.

In the same audio, the erstwhile Mayor of the Kanifing Municipality, Yankuba Colley, added currency to the sometimes very childish conversation as they joke about concubines and the good life prompting Hon. Jatta to ask, if the $10,000.00 (ten thousand) Jammeh gave to the former KMC Mayor was not spent on concubines and womanising. Like Hon. Fabakary Tombong Jatta, Mayor Colley addressed the exiled dictator in referential terms sometimes in a manner that suggests Jammeh were Saint.


In the light of these developments and aware of ex-President Jammeh’s dark record of: state-orchestrated disappearances, kidnappings, murders and incommunicado detentions, routine torture and incarcerations of perceived political enemies, journalists and members of the armed and security forces, the general public is reminded that Government takes these comments very seriously and will act accordingly and decisively.

Similarly, the general public is assured that the safety and security of our dear motherland remains the top most priority of The Adama Barrow Government.

Therefore, The Government of President Adama Barrow calls on the International Community particularly ECOWAS, AU, EU, and the UN as well as the Government of Equatorial Guinea, to take note with all the attention required of the subversive efforts and mal-intentions of the former Gambian leader.
Signed:
Ebrima G Sankareh
Gambia Government Spokesperson.”

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Abdou Jallow Where is the letter?

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Sulayman Ben Suwareh #Gambia
News Breaking: Gambia Government Press Statement On Ex-President Jammeh’s Leaked Telephone Conversation with APRC ExecutiveSee more

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Abdou Jallow Sulayman Ben Suwareh thanks Mr. Suwareh

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Sulayman Ben Suwareh Abdou Jallow enjoy with you morning break fast. Lol

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Abdou Jallow Sulayman Ben Suwareh lol. Great show in Gambia’s political arena

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Sulayman Ben Suwareh Abdou Jallow Join the bridge or no bridge debate on Tuesdays. Tomorrow we talking about the priorities, building our social capitals not the Barrow 15year or more political agenda. Thanks Ajarama.

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Sulayman Ben Suwareh Always on point. The bench mark should be for the people to be conscious in recognise people with divinity and integrity. The most important virtues are courage and integrity. Which a conscious citizen had to gauge. They score an own goal by issuing the press release. Now Jammeh is achieving the rewards on releasing the tapes. Why reference the international community given Jammeh the highest level of attention. Taken him from isolation. The APRC are already exploiting the press release by making more wattups voice notes.

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Femi Mahoney Thanks Sulayman Ben Suwareh, you’ve said it all.

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Elizabeth Gomez Ben, why write a book when all he said could summarize to max 3-4 sentences.

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Njie Malick You mean the guy who wrote this has a PhD .

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Sulayman Ben Suwareh He claims. He was here in Birmingham sometime ago. You know PHD is another abused Title

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Femi Mahoney Lol 😂 Njie Malick, Supposedly

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Njie Malick Femi Mahoney I will take my kids out of school .

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Femi Mahoney Njie Malick please don’t 😂

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Njie Malick Sulayman Ben Suwareh he need a refund or the university need to take the degree back to protect their image .

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Njie Malick Femi Mahoney I though this was dictated to him by either Sabs or Dr Bah .

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Sulayman Ben Suwareh Njie Malick Am not sure exactly what he was trying to achieve. An objective should be map out. Before send the release. What ever it was Jammeh is the benefactor. Hope Amadou Samba didn’t dictate the press release as he used to dictate The Gambia Echo?

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Sulayman Ben Suwareh Njie Malick Integrity is the problem here. Birmingham City university is a find school.

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Njie Malick Sulayman Ben Suwareh this letter is out of order . I don’t even think the government needed to respond .

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Sulayman Ben Suwareh Njie Malick exactly why responds and show weakness. Change the laws, make the dictator and his general criminal that they are. No but again the real dictators Generals are very close to Barrow.

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Njie Malick Sulayman Ben Suwareh I would have gone to parliament and remove his immunity the charge him and see if he will set foot in Gambia , nope the they wrote a dumb letter .

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Jama Ceesay 😂 😂 😂 😂 I was going to ask the same question 

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Saihou Saidily Femi Mahoney what is personal about the Press Release from Government’s Spokesperson? Please be specific Mr Constant critic of everything from Barrow led Administration!

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Femi Mahoney Saihou Saidily and that qualifies you as Constant Praise Singer then 😆

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Saihou Saidily Femi Mahoney not true! How many times did I voice out my disagreement with government on some issues?

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Uztaz Malik Mbaye Maduru is throwing stones.

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Sona Green Energy COWARDS…….

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Mightty Alexizz Honestly the roar of the lion has shaken up big time. Hahaaa the so called international bodies are been called for rescue lol😱

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Momodou Andreas Jallow 😂😂😂😂 the english though

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Paul Garveyites Mendoza What do we expect more rather than personal government.

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I do first call on the mass revolt against this Government

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Mamadou Bah Together Allah, blessings and guidance will continue showering on us all.

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Lamin Tamba It’s unprofessional! Vitriolic at best!

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Bakary Badjie This sounded more like a news article / story than a press release, with all the narrations of the conversation. He’s yet to understand his new role.

We wanted government to speak to us but certainly not on petty matters like a conversation of private citizens a former leader who was talking of the impossible

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Dawda ML Ceesay My dad used to tell me having university degrees don’t make one an intelligent person.

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Tijan Janssen You will never find or hear about better cowards than the Gambia government.

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I am shocked 😮

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Dfgovernor Sanneh Sad indeed though it was written by grade six student. …if am to mark. …31 over 100….not good! !!!

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Kebba Ceesay The truth is there are so many PHD holders, Masters degree holders and Bachelors degree speaking the type of English me and you will go get a dictionary to see the meaning of some words used..

They are not smart at all!! Not street smart!!

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Flex Dan Nonsense statement. Just giving Jammeh a buzz.

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