|United Democratic Party protest demonstrations|
The Thursday presidential elections will be the most competitive ever for Jammeh who is facing a formidable 7-party coalition which he never expected to come to fruition and to have held up to the point of posing a real threat to the survival of the dictatorship. The steady erosion of Jammeh's support is the cumulative effect of 22 years of failed economic policies and a horrific human rights record that earned Gambia the North Korea of Africa.
|United Democratic Party Leadership protesting|
Jammeh's threat against the Mandinka ethnic group with deportation to Mali because he consider them "foreigners" and "enemies" of the state drew a public rebuke by the United Nation's Special Adviser on Genocide who categorized the threat as "incitement" that could lead to genocide. This moment is considered by many to have been the turning point in the political fortune of one of Africa's most brutal dictator. He is now looking for ways to extricate himself from the political hole he's dug for himself.
|Gambian women demanding their rights|
The likelihood of plunging the entire country in total darkness is an unimaginable nightmare that Jammeh is willing to subject an entire population that, he hopes, can afford him the chance of winning an election than many believe he will lose to Hon. Adama Barrow, the leader of the Coalition of opposition parties.
The potential development should serve as a red alert to the Coalition.
VOTE COALITION - VOTE ADAMA BARROW