Monday, 12 March 2012

Healing The Hearts Of Gambian Opposition

The few steps taken to heal the hearts and aspiration of the opposition is in gear. Let us supporters don't try to make the issue at hand a point scoring or a saint crowning. Over the weekend, whilst an array of Gambians came together for over five hours in a marathon conference call, seeking to find a pathway in helping the boycott get a meaning and yield tangible result. Some people want to hang a badge of honour for their efforts.
As the dictator is sitting pretty, he is still there doing his thing. No single Gambian today alive can take credit for anything or be crown for anything. Let us stop trying to divide the camps.

There is hardly any body amongst us who can be deceive with cheap propaganda. The opposition's hearts need healing just like we online. If we fail to see that, then we will be missing something serious. When Hamat pipped the Leadership in the last elections, some thought, that will change him to be serious, but it never did. The remaining opposition parties going ahead with the boycott should the election not be postponed deserve our commendations. Yes, there will be missed-parliamentary salaries for some, but that is the prize. And we outside should understand the prize others are paying with their comfort.
I called on UDP supporters, PDOIS supporters, GMC supporters, Henry Gomez supporters to lay off tit-for tat criticism and focus on bridging the gaps. We should be bold enough to understand that, a divided society is a difficult terrain to operate in. Unless the rule of law rule supreme, no one is safe, no one is beyond the long arms of the lawless gangsters.
We the partisans should let the leaders work hand in hand to find a common ground. This is not easy, but we can play our part. Our elders have spend a good part of their lives finding solutions against the organised system of Jammeh who is helped by our graduate brothers. So let us not underestimate Jammeh or his clownish comport.
Let us recognise that, the activist community is very small. Any organisation wishing to be an umbrella outfit must contact all the activist by private email or their organisation email, and we talk as Gambians.
A Gambian with a broad shoulder and a big head cannot be ignored and then you expect to have your way on him. It will not happen. We have one man organisation been taken seriously than several member groups. Let us open our minds, hearts and give each the respect deserve.

The solution is easy. UDP, GMC, PDOIS, and others should have regular meetings now, work a plan of action, meet the opposition supporters, tell them to stay home, or do as the joint parties advise and then a continuous action plan be in motion. No one single opposition figure can take credit for anything, because Gambians are sick and tired of glory seeking whilst the battle is raging. We have seen and read big pronouncements, agendas and way ahead coming to nothing but division and further causing polemicist posturing. Let be serious and tackle the menacing despot.



Jesus (Essa) Peace Be Upon him said "blessed are those who seek after justice"
A great Muslim scholar was once asked by a tailor who makes the ceremonial dresses of a tyrant on whether he will be question about his task of only making the tyrants clothes. The scholar said, not only will you be part of the tyrannt's sin and crimes but the one who also made the needle and the tread knowing full wel...l the tyrant will use them will be question along with the tyrant. Hence, never under estimate your role in assisting a man or woman who oppresses people. Whether you are a diplomat or servant, a cook or driver, his journalist to sell his propaganda, his griot to praise him, remember any time you make him presentable and sellable to people, you are a partner in crime, since today, none of us is oblivious to the wrongs around us.See More


The Blacksmith Prince and the Tyrant
Suntou Touray
The torturing subject making tongues waking is simply that, will they finally marry or will it not happen. The self anointed Prince of the Gambia, residing in Deutschland has done all Princely overtures to attract the attention of the tyrant but the Tyrant remains muted.

The Prince showed off his illusionary wealth, grandeur, notoriety, devilish cavaliers, and many more elongated trash-self-serving commentaries, yet the Tyrant remain disinterested.

How do we quicken the nuptial of our Prince with the indelible wannabe King, Abdul Aziz Of Kanilia? I for one feel ashamed seeing endless big statements from the Prince. “I am willing to offer my service for free, only if the President gives me the green light” Doh!!!

The Prince ten years ago ran away from the Gambia claiming that, he is a wanted man, wanted by the beast of Banjul. The sympathetic German immigration authorities granted the exile Prince Asylum. Like many European country, after a couple of years, the asylum status can be converted into nationality. I guess this is what the Prince did.

The Prince forgot that, the man he ran away from is still the same person, only wiser in disposing off his enemies and friends. Ask Edward Singhteh, Yanks Touray, Abdoulie kujabi, Lang Tombong, Edu Gomez, Fatou Jahumpa etc etc. However, like many new recruits to self-destruction, they think they have the wisdom to escape the crawling claws of the Tyrant. Good luck.

As of today, no one knows the number of Gambians incarcerated for expressing contrary political opinion to the President. With many dead and many imprison, and a further sizeable number in exile, including the Prince. One wonders why the Prince wishes to associate himself with the tormentor of many.

The Prince has now started abusing and cursing the opponents of the Tyrant, he calls them “fools and stuffs”. He cracks many jokes to be among the Gambian masses. The Prince after all wants attention and adulation, but does the Tyrant care?

Like any Prince, Jesuits would ably employ the service of tandem flattery and unfunny jokes. But since the Prince is in no position to have court jesters, he unashamedly jests himself…

The big question is naturally that, is the Prince with many titles and portfolios wise enough to enter the cage of a man he sort asylum from? The Prince repeatedly bombards Gambian readers with very lengthy personal opinions. In them, he claims to be a Film director, Film Producer, Cinematographer, Nollywood-connected, Rich, and many more grand skills.

Sadly, the Prince has demonstrated the symptom of loneliness syndrome. With no one to verify his loud claims, let us leave him to his big and noisy claims. My personal message to the tyrant is marry our only Blacksmith Prince before he change heart. Keeping a grown man waiting can be hazardous. His jokes aren’t funny anymore. I wish him well. Yahya shake the hand of our Prince, and do what Yahya does best. Goodbye.