Let’s preach peace throughout the election

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

“Election days come and go. But the struggle of the people to create a government which represents all of us and not just the one percent - a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice - that struggle continues” – Bernie Sanders.

In this very tense and important moment in our new democracy, every Gambian needs to have mental alertness to think right and properly adjust to societal norms and values. We need to adapt to logical approach to issues arising from this election period.

Political temperatures are rising as each one of the political parties and their candidates are drumming for support. Some party loyalists are grouping and will go to the extra mile to emerge victorious by any means possible.

This is the period when all of us should click our peace loving Gambian brains and once more show the world, the reason we are call the Smiling Coast of Africa.

The Constitution of The Gambia has empowered us as a people to support any political party; however, the same constitution mandated us as responsible citizens to respect the rule of law.

Elections days come and go but we will ever remain as the same people who will come to each other’s aid when it is most needed.  

We should not by any means be carried away by what the politicians say, what our political affiliations are. After all, our beloved Gambia is bigger than any individual and any political party.

Before doing anything, let’s always remember the last sentence in our beautiful national anthem as your guidance “for The Gambia ever true”

May PEACE continue to reign in our land. God bless The Gambia.

“Let’s peace continue to reign in The Gambia our homeland.”

The Point