Thursday, January 12, 2017

A military coup d'etat will never be tolerated, AGAIN

M. A. Bah, Minister of Interior 
Outgoing president Yaya Jammeh has tried the constitutional coup d'etat route and has failed to recruit Supreme Court justices to sit and, hopefully, validate his false claim that the elections were not won by Adama Barrow.

Now that Jammeh's Supreme Court strategy has failed to even sit for lack of judges willing to stake their professional reputation by bending to the whims of a dictator to subvert the will of the Gambian people, we are being told that Jammeh will try to ferment a military coup d'etat by encouraging the current Minister of the Interior to stage one.

We say to Mr. M. A. Bah, and to anyone in on this futile and dangerous adventure, that the Gambian people will revolt against you and anyone involved, should you attempt to carry out such an irresponsible, unconstitutional and thus illegal act.  The Gambia has experienced 22 years of misery under military dictatorship. We are not prepared to accept one more day of what we have experienced in the last 22 years.

The Gambian people have expressed their collective will in voting in Adama Barrow as their next president.  And come January 18th, he will be installed as the 3rd President of the Republic of The Gambia.  Subverting the will of the Gambian people is a treasonable offense that will trigger a massive demonstration of deviance by THE PEOPLE against any attempt by a small band of military misfits.  Military adventurism will no longer be tolerated by the Gambian people.  Not after what they have endured under Yaya Jammeh.