‘Rambo’ Jatta, the deputy party leader of the opposition for Alliance for
Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC), has taken a bite on Gambian
journalists, saying they are the biggest enemy of the APRC today.
Mr. Jatta argued that Gambian journalists should remember past as well as present circumstances.
He was addressing APRC militants at Brikama on Saturday.
Rambo further expressed disappointment with the Gambian journalists, noting that there are things happening in the country which journalists are not investigating. He however, did not mention anything specific that he feels should be investigated by journalists.
“I am very disappointed with the Gambian journalists because there are lot of things happening in the country which worth investigation but journalists are not paying attention to that,” he said.
Rambo, who made no mention of the precarious circumstances in which journalists operated during the dictatorial days of Yahya Jammeh, further argued that they will sometimes call on journalists to give them information but they would refuse to investigate them.
According to him, he is of the view that the President Barrow’s claim that some journalists asked him for money for them to write things about him is true.
“If we are calling them to give them information and they are sitting on that information, then I am beginning to believe Barrow’s claims that some journalists ask him for money to write good things about him,” Rambo said.