Jammeh hasn’t learned his lesson yet

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

For so long the party stalwarts have been consistently denying that there was disunity in the APRC party. However, the leakage of audio of former president Yahya Jammeh in a conversation with the leaders of the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC), which is trending on the social media is an evidentiary case to conclude that there is disunity in the party.

The conversation, however, went on to prove that Jammeh is yet to learn his lesson when he admits to be harbouring something that he claims would be better for him. “I am working on something and by the grace of Allah, it will be good,” he said. If Jammeh is still planning a comeback to become a president, then he is spurring himself in a miscalculation and foolhardy course. If Jammeh thinks that he can make a comeback, let him come. But if he lands here, it will be the biggest mistake in his life.

This is the man who nearly sent this country to hell. His name will go long but bitter in history. He will be highly remembered by the young ones in history for putting the country under siege for so long. Now if he decides to make a comeback from exile, well that’s a personal decision. But if he cannot see it as a dangerous and risky course, then let him come.   

Who leaked the audio? This is the question that keeps lingering in the minds of everybody. Was the conversation intentionally recorded to embarrass Jammeh? One may ask.  

If Jammeh has to learn his lesson, he has to understand that this country is in total agreement of rejecting him. His clandestine activities have been unearthed at the Commission of Inquiry, making it even harder for Gambians to understand why this man stayed for 22 years.

He is a rejected tyrant, claiming that if he talks, the whole world would turn against the new Gambia government. This explains that Jammeh is still being fooled by his own party members – members who equally gave him the erroneous impression that he would win the 2016 Presidential Election, but only sunk.  

This leakage of the APRC audio is a lesson for all those who have no respect for classified information.     

“Ultimately there is no such thing as failure. There are lessons learned in different ways.”

Twyla Tharp