By Sailu Bah
President Yahya Jammeh said the Gambia will never sacrifice her values
in exchange for foreign aid and that they are ready to eat mud than
succumb to pressure from outside powers.
He said this on Friday, 9 January, 2015 at the July 22 Square in
Banjul, while addressing the members of the armed and securityservices of the Gambia who organised a solidarity march in support of
his regime following the 30 December attack on State House by dissidents.
He said the Gambia is not a beggar nation and as such (Gambia) she will never
accept homosexuality which some outside powers describe as a human
right. He said if rejecting this makes him a dictator then “I’m proud
to be a dictator”.
President described himself as a God fearing person and does not want
to offend God by accepting what he rejects.
“We as a country will rule our selves based on our religions, by
using both the Quran and the Bible,” he said.
President Jammeh asked the gathering ‘how can you brag of independence
without being able to feed yourself?”
He said some people are saying that he wants to make every Gambian to
become a farmer and then asked the questions: “Is it ungodly to be a
farmer? Or is it satanic to be farmer?” He added “I want Gambians to
go back to the land to be able to sustain themselves with the food
He went on to explain how the former great powers rose and fell such
as the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, the Greeks, the Romans, The Ottomans
and the British. He talked about how a former power became colonized
by a former colony, adding that every power must fall down.
President Jammeh told the cheering crowd that the Gambia has the
strongest armed forces in the whole world because they are “backed by
The Gambian President said they do not care about what ever arms a
country might possess but let them just try and attack Gambia again
and he will teach them a lesson.
Speaking earlier, the Vice President Aja Isatou Njie Saidy, who is
also the chairperson of the national Security Council, thanked
president Jammeh for the development he brought to the country and his
support to them. She also thanked the armed forces for their loyalty
and gallantry in defeating the insurgents.
Lt. Gen. Ousman Bargie, the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) of the Gambia
Armed Forces (GAF), reading out a written speech, reaffirmed their
commitment towards ensuring security in the country and loyalty to the
Present were the speaker of the National Assembly, cabinet ministers
and security chiefs of the various outfits.
By Sailu Bah