Hi Pa, it seems that, your understanding of democratic dispensation and free exchange of views is bias when it comes to UDP supporters. I hear you mention my name and claimed that, we don't want anyone to attack Ousainou Darboe. Attacking UDP Mandingo members is counterproductive.
You are wrong and the assertion are unfounded. You have lived in America for 8 years and in that duration, you would have seen Senators, Congressmen and women, The President responding to claims against their personality. And by extension, his press secretary, key loyal supporters and pundits defending them as well questioning them slogging it out.
That is the live blood of free exchange of views. If a man speaks against another, why should he fear a response?
Mr Ousainou is a politician as well as Barrister. He cannot accommodate all the invitations of private Gambians. It is only for that spirit that, some us as UDP members respond to claims and allegations.
The allegation of your Guest, Alhagie Faye was made in a public forum, a Radio broadcast. Similar sentiment was uttered against OJ, he is is U.K and was contacted instantly by Seedy Ceesay to rebuff the lies. Why didn't you do the same when Mr Faye made the insinuations?
A serious broadcaster never take lightly statements of his guest, from all main stream American talk show host to the ones in Europe. If you want to emulate such personalities, then try to be balance and cordial with your views and guest.
I have no problem even if you mention my name and make claims against me. I can defend myself instantly. I know you will not give me the air mile to correct the claims, however, I can use other means and avenue to remedy the situations.
On the basis of Tribalism on our part, Pa are you serious at all about the crimes in the Gambia? If you feel that tribalism is when UDP supporters question claims on the media, then you need a serious reflection on the subject.
Tribalist never want to be confronted. Your behaviour smells of such. Why can't you have ALhagie Mustapha and any UDP supporters debate at the same time. This is what Seedy Ceesay did. And your guest Mr Faye, refute his earlier statements himself.
He said, he never said Darboe is a Tribalist and on the issue of Jammeh's bribes, he said that was all speculations. Yet when we came to talk as Gambians, you start screaming and making fuss over that. Who is the Tribalist now Pa Nderry?
Your personal attack on Ousainou is fine, however, remember, we have the rights just like you to say you are using a bigoted mirror to analyse Ousainou.
Why must Ousainou step aside to proof to you that, He is not a Tribalist or power hungry? Why should he hand over to Hamat Bah or some Wollof to proof to Pa Nderry that, he is not tribalist or the UDP is not Tribalist?
DO you regularly listen to yourself?
You should use sober responsible journalism to carry your message. Making false accusations against me or UDP supporters will not take you anywhere. Your free speech is recognised by us, however, do you recognise our free speech?
I challenge you to have all sides of the Radio debates on together if you are seriously interested in Uniting Gambians. How can you be attacking Mandinka UDP members and claim that you are not a Tribalist? All we want is neutrality from all those claiming to be journalist. Be fair, invite Alhagie Mustapha day, night and evening, however, to be fair to the other sides, invite members from the sides he will talk about the opportunity to respond. That is what constructive free speech is all about.
You cannot have people who will cowardly make statements, and pretend that, responding to them infringe on their rights. Why do you think it is you a Wollof demanding that, Ousainou a Mandinka give his place up for people all non-Mandinkas signify Pa Nderry? It expose the underlying bitterness you manifest against Ousainou. You did your best to make Alhagie Mustapha join in your unnecessary lunacy, however, he was restraint and careful, that was why, you went out of your way attacking Ousainou's legal profession. I wonder if you are standing up for your family member in the trade? All sincere and mature Gambians, no matter how much they dislike Ousainou will agree to his legal standing.
Western democracy is what it is today because they give pundits the opportunity to speak, however, members of opposing sides have instant rights of response. These can be seen in BBC radios, CNN, ALjazeera, etc. We don't fear your criticism, however, give us the opportunity to correct them, if you can't then ceased claiming to be a fair and neutral radio host. By the way, I enjoy your laughter's..Keep it up.