Sunday, April 17, 2016

Warning to Yaya Jammeh about the safety of Ousainou Darboe and others under arrest

Ousainou Darbor and several members of his United Democratic Party's executive and other prominent members were arrested while peacefully expressing their opposition to dictatorship and concurrently demanding the release of UDP and other youth who were arrested and detained a few days earlier.

According to a press release posted in the official Facebook page of the UDP, Ousainou Darboe and at least six executives of his party were arrested and taken away by members of the security forces to an unknown destination.  They must not be harmed in any way.

We demand their immediate release and unharmed.  There will be chaos should anything happen to any one of them.  Meanwhile, we are serving notice to Jammeh and his sycophantic supporters that protest demonstrations will continue until he steps down from the presidency.

Dictatorship in The Gambia must end now and Yaya Jammeh must step down from the presidency. Since seizing power from a democratically elected government in 1994, he has proven to be incompetent, corrupt and repressive, using unconstitutional and illegal means to perpetuate himself in power, destroying Gambia's economy in the process.

Enough is enough.  #JammehMustGo