On Tribal Politics

On Tribal Politics


The Gambia is a beacon of hope throughout the world when it comes to its citizens’ peaceful coexistence irrespective of one’s religious or ethnic affiliation. Therefore, any action geared towards jeopardizing that should be condemned by all outright and must not be compromised by any.

It is in this regard that we would like to commend the chief of defence staff of The Gambia Armed Forces for coming out to unequivocally stress that the members of his forces wouldn’t condone tribal politics especially in these crucial times when is fast approaching.

As stated by the CDS, members of the Forces are not politicians and all political parties are equal to them but that is no reason they wouldn’t take it lightly with whosoever bent on jeopardizing the peaceful nature of this country. It is encouraging therefore, when he stressed that the entire members of his Forces will not encourage tribal politics during this period.

As further alluded to by him, we have all seen and heard what tribalism has done to destroy other countries within the region and beyond. Rwanda is a typical example.

The President is the most tolerant person in this country and our national security has been his top priority since he took over the leadership of this country 22 years ago and he has never failed us in ensuring that our lives and properties are protected. Therefore, it is our collective responsibility to ensure that we do not allow people with myopic attitude to become a threat to our security.

The assurance by the CDS that under no circumstances would GAF and other security apparatus in the country let us down because of tribalism is apt. But we are never in doubt because they have always ensured that peace and tranquility continue to prevail in The Gambia.