By Tabora Bojang on tour
President Adama Barrow has warned that he will show to those bent on undermining the laws to unseat him that he is the ‘commander in chief’.
He said the peace and stability of the country will not be compromised and that today’s Gambia, people must abide by the law or face the consequences.
The President, who was speaking to a large audience in Farafenni in the ongoing tour, did not mention any specific group but his comments are widely considered as vile threats to planned demonstrations by the Three Years Jotna movement who want to protest against his apparent refusal to step down as promised.
The President said he is determined to serve his five-year constitutional mandate and those who want to unseat him must wait until the 2021 polls to come through the ‘front door.’
“Back way journeys to State House are now over and whoever is plotting to run for president in 2021 must tie his or her belt to follow the due electoral procedures of the country to lead you to State House by the front door. There is no shortcut; I came by the front gate, whoever wants to enter must also pass through the front door,” President Barrow told a rousing crowd.
He told the gathering that his government is doing its utmost to revise the country’s electoral laws to be consistent with modern democratic principles to allow people to exercise their political rights without hindrances or harassment from neither the Alkalolu, Seyfolu nor governors or the security.
Meanwhile the first leg of the three-week nationwide tour in the North Bank Region ended yesterday at a meeting in Dibba Kunda. The team now heads to the CRR.