QUESTION OF THE DAY
WHY ARE GAMBIAN AMBASSADORS JUMPING SHIP?
Many Gambian ambassadors are beginning to prepare themselves for endorsing the incoming government.
This is a lesson to both the incoming and outgoing governments that a crisis of legitimacy is imminent as the country proceeds to the end of the term of office of the outgoing government.
When the term ends without this problem being solved amicably, Gambian civil servants and military/security personnel will have to decide who will be their head of government and commander in chief.
This will create a divided country which is against the values of the republic which calls for one government, one people and one nation.
Dialogue is the only way out to avoid conflict.
We hope presidents Buhari and Mahama will begin their shuttle diplomacy immediately to clarify the ECOWAS position of trying to solve the problem in the Gambia through mediation rather than force.