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‘I quit politics after fall of Jammeh’

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By Baba Sillah

Prominent Gambian diasporan political activist, Kebba Nyanchor Sanneh, has said that he has now quit politics after the fall of dictatorship in The Gambia two years ago.
Sanneh who spent twenty years in Sweden, the better part of which was spent in active militancy and activism against former president Jammeh, told The Standard he was forced to become an activist because of the dictatorship, alleged killings and torture of Gambians by the Jammeh regime.
“I have made it clear ever since that I am not a politician but circumstances forced me into politics and activism against the brutal dictatorship of Jammeh,” he added.

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Sanneh said once he began to raise his voice against Jammeh’s rule, it became impossible for him to come to The Gambia as that was very risky and had to stay in Sweden this long.
“All the same I used the safe distance from home to wage a campaign against Jammeh by spreading word about his maltreatment of people.”
He admitted that he is a supporter of UDP but holds no membership card of the party or any other party, adding that what concerned him was to get rid of Jammeh and since that was achieved, he has gone dormant in politics.

Sanneh said he is now working on his project called “Africa Farmers Group” and advised government to stay focus on social issues to promote and empower the poor farmers who are toiling on the farms without benefitting from the sweets of their produces as well as help youths to get employment.

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