From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” (Luke 12:48). This statement of Jesus has become somewhat of an idiom in our daily lives and is found, paraphrased, in Uncle Ben’s words of wisdom to Peter Parker in Spider-man: “With great power comes great responsibility.”
Therefore, it is only natural that we give back wholeheartedly to someone who has given us everything that had looked a mere fantasy until Allah SWT’s intervention by blessing us with a leader who would be the envy of many countries.
Since taking over the mantle of leadership of this country, President Yahya Jammeh has put the needs of Gambians at heart and continues to live by his words in going to any length to bring joy and happiness to every Gambian irrespective of our political or tribal affiliations whether directly or indirectly.
Those who know him before he became a politician,1 would always tell you that the President has been an embodiment of generosity throughout his live. Today Gambians have and continue to witness remarkable strides in every sphere of our national development thanks to the Jammeh administration.
Therefore, the news that the people of Kartong and Niani have renewed their loyalty to the President and assuring him of a landslide victory in the upcoming Presidential Poll is indeed heartwarming but not unexpected. Gambians are aware of the President’s generosity and his unprecedented developments and therefore their opinions would never be shaped by the ill-meaning anonymous cowards who are hiding behind keyboards to advance their directionless agendas.
The developments of the Jammeh administration are so many that we wouldn’t even attempt to chronicle them but in the case of Kombo South and Kartong in particular they still narrate the ordeal they had been through before the construction of the Kombo Coastal Road Project. That invaluable road project is today having one of the biggest impacts on the lives of many Gambians and non-Gambian alike.
Therefore, come December 1, Gambians would give President Jammeh a new mandate to steer the affairs of this country for another five years.