I will work for Barrow’s gov’t even as cleaner -Former CDS

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The former Chief of Defence staffs (CDS) Retired General Ousman Bargie has explained that he is ready to work with the Barrow government even if he is appointed as a cleaner to contribute to the development.

He made these remarks yesterday in an exclusive interview with presenter Noreyni Bayfall during his The Breakfast talk on Senn FM.

The Breakfast is a popular programme in which many public figures in The Gambia do showcase their interest to better move the country.

“I love my country and I will keep bringing peace, that’s why I was among those who were dancing when former President Jammeh was voted out of power on December 1, 2016.”

In showing his commitment, the newly military attaché to China lamented that a soldier should believe in himself.

“If I had died, I would know that I died on the right track because Allah even said in the Quran that anyone protecting your country and happens to die, he/she will go straight to heaven.”

He advised soldiers that political misunderstanding should not bother the army because any political problem should be solved by politicians, saying that’s why he then guided his army not to fight during the impasse.

Speaking on The Gambia-Senegal relationship, former CDS pointed out that Senegal has played a very essential role during our political impasse.

“Senegal surrounds us and they are bigger than us and they also have wider economy than us, so we should further foster our relationship,” he urges.

“Many people were saying that I was mad during the pass political impasse.”  He added that others were suggesting that former President Jammeh took him to a marabou for him to follow his command; but he said those were unfounded rumours.

Author: Pa Modou Cham
Source: Picture: Former CDS Bargie