Monday, January 19, 2015

Meet Hon. Fabakary Tombong Jatta, Gambia's Majority Leader in the Gambia's National Assembly

Fabakary Tombong Jatta, a consummate political hack
Fabakary Tombong Jatta is not only a political hack, as he is being described by The Standard online newspaper, but he is also the chief hatchet man of the Gambian dictator.

A political hack is defined as politician who belongs in a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than a public ends.

Fabakary is there for his pockets and so is Yaya Jammeh and his minions who are propping up a deadly regime that continues to kill, torture, maim, exile, extra-judicially execute and enforcing forced disappearances of political opponents, real and perceived.

This man fits the political hack description ascribed to him by The Standard, however unintentional the use of the word "hack" on the part of the paper.

The National Assemblyman, who is also Majority Leader of the ruling A(F)PRC party was addressing a "solidarity rally', an event that has become mandatory for all districts across the country to organize. The rallies are state-sanctioned and attendance mandatory for party supporters as well as civil servant at tremendous cost to the public treasury because participants are bused to and from the venues.

The irresponsible regime of Yaya Jammeh continues to spend scarce resources on non-productive activities  despite last week's IMF Mission report that announced it's in negotiation with government for a Staff Monitored Program because of the imprudent fiscal and monetary policies of the dictatorship.

At the rally in Serrekunda, the Assemblyman called on diaspora Gambians to respect the voices of Gambians at home referencing the 30 December events at the State House that shook the dictatorship. He also wants Gambians abroad to know that "Gambians need Jammeh" and that Gambians are entitled to the same peace Gambian enjoyed by diaspora Gambian living in the West.

Fabakary is same man who shamelessly compared state-sponsored torture with his recent personal misfortune when he lost his home to fire.  He's aggrieved because the Opposition will sympathize with torture victims but not with him.  That's the caliber of a man named Fabakary Tombong Jatta, Assemblyman and Majority Leader of Yaya Jammeh's ruling party.