Ebrima Manneh, a Gambian based in the United Kingdom has warned against ongoing and seemingly perpetual utterances of rubbish that pour forth from Gambian dissidents in the Diaspora whose intentions are to see Gambia in tatters.
In an opinion piece sent to the Daily Observer, Manneh said The Gambia is by virtue of God and with the guidance of President Jammeh, one of the few, if not the only African country, where crime is low, noting that the country is beautiful beyond words and the potential for growth is exponential. He further stated that The Gambia will not allow those dissidents he referred to as ‘criminals’ to sully our international image like that of so many of our neighbouring countries.
“Emphatically the answer is no. This is what they are doing,” he said. “Our tourist industry is starting to blossom, international travelers from all over the globe are starting to see what a wonderful, peaceful and tranquil country we have. In time this well deserved and true image of our beloved country will lead us to the top of “Go to” destinations, bringing jobs and prosperity to a great number of our people,” said Manneh.
“My fellow Gambian brothers and sisters, I have to speak to you about the ongoing and seemingly perpetual utterances of rubbish that pour forth from the mouths of the criminal oppositions in the Diaspora. You may well think that we have covered this ground before, in essence; we have, but their insidious vitriol needs to be highlighted so that we may not fall foul of their criminality. Only by constant vigilance and the words of truth disseminated amongst our people, regularly strengthening our collective resolve, will we be able to finally lay this heinous and malicious ghost to rest,” he said.
On a final note, he went on, “Their criminality and moral decadence knows no bounds. It has been alleged that I am a security agent working for President Jammeh. Please! If this criminal fraternity wishes to level such utter rubbish, let them please try and make the accusation even half believable. I am no more than a patriot who believes with all his heart and soul in the rightness of our cause, the justness of President Jammeh’s rule and in the moral purity of or people, the people of our beloved Gambia, but then this is nothing unique; as I know you all feel the same way too. Let us move forward together under President Jammeh’s rule. Forward, towards a peaceful, prosperous and harmonious future. These criminal will not beat us, they will not cower our people with false promise, outright lies and coercion. The rule of law, the justness of our cause and the true hearts of our nation will ensure that God bless President Jammeh and the people of Gambia.”
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