By Omar Bah
Buba Ayi Sanneh, a protocol at the presidency and a senior member of the Coalition government has said that Gambians will not allow a repeat of the APRC government again after what happened in the last two decades.
Mr Sanneh said the APRC interim leader Fabakary Tombong Jatta and fellow APRC sympathizers should be assured that Gambians have learned a bitter lesson from their former leader.
“Yahya Jammeh’s 22 years of brutality has awakened our senses enough and nothing, I mean nothing, can brainwash us again, not even Fabakary Tombong Jatta and his rhetoric’s,” he said.
“It is disheartening that someone can be blinded by their selfish interest to the extent of sacrificing others. I think Gambians will not let go the freedom they are experiencing right now for the sake of building another dictatorial state. We have decided for the better, there is no way of going back,” he said.
He said Gambians are now enjoying a life without constant fear, abduction, intimidation, detention, disappearance without trace, among others.
“I believe it is important for us to unite and look at the realities on the ground. We were all witnesses when Gambians were disappearing, arbitrarily arrested and detained or killed under the former regime,” he said.
He said democracy is a form of government under which the power to alter the laws and structures of government lies, ultimately, with the citizenry, “under such a system, legislative decisions are made by the people themselves or by representatives who act on the consent of the people.