Mr. Koukoie Samba Sanyang:The So-Called Letter to President Abdoulaye Wade Part one
African Democratic Congress (ADC)
Oh my dear Gambian people worry not for President Yaya Jammeh knows full well that griots (Jallykebbalu and Finakebbalu) never praise or talk to a dead man (fuuray)
My fellow Gambians why allow this small boy Yaya Jammeh to play with your intelligence. What is he complaining about? What is he afraid of that he is not comfortable with himself? Whom is he accusing? Why Jammeh is crying foul play when he is always playing foul games to satisfy his evil thoughts? Why should Jammeh continue to dream for living an evil life of human destruction and greed for wealth and criminal power?
When will it all end?
I hope my dear fellow Gambians will not follow everything filthy that President Jammeh throws at them. We patriotic Gambians should do everything possible to make this criminal, oppressive and inhuman government of Jammeh work properly in line with democratic norms and principles and we should be ready to do that purely on only one reason, the need to restore hope and dignity to our dear people; the urgent need to give our people a new start and a new beginning. This overwhelming obligation remains as factual and as fundamental to date. No one will come and do it for us we have to stand up and fight for our rights.
It is high time that we make a stop to all this Jammeh infantile foolery and hatching out preconceived evil agendas for committing crimes against humanity with impunity. The Jammeh syndrome is daily degrading the collective humanity of Gambians.
Oh fellow Gambians have you forgotten about the so called recorded video cassette alleged to be from the same Koukoie Samba Sanyang apologizing to the Gambian people for crimes he committed in the 1981 31st July Peoples Revolution. Why was this video cassette so much talked about by Jammeh and his notorious NIA mad dogs of torture and murder not aired over Gambia TV for Gambians to be well informed of what goes about in shaping their future?
President Yaya Jammeh fully well knew that Koukoie Samba Sanyang had the original copy of the said video. It is impossible for Jammeh to air the video cassette not to reveal his true evil plans.
Can President Yaya Jammeh truly tell the Gambian people what he told Koukoie Samba Sanyang when they met?
Can President Yaya Jammeh candidly tell Gambians why Koukoie Samba Sanyang refused to Jammeh’s entire proposal and criminal plans of action to criminally destroy dear Gambians?
Can President Yaya Jammeh tell Gambians what beneficial proposals and constructive plans for Gambia and Gambians he suggested to Koukoie Samba Sanyang that he refused and that Koukoie Samba Sanyang can be termed a war mongerer and a person hungry for power?
Can President Yaya Jammeh tell Gambians who was involved in the negotiations for inviting Koukoie Samba Sanyang to the Gambia and for what reasons can he give for inviting Koukoie Samba Sanyang that will benefit Gambians?
What were Jammeh’s numerous promises to Koukoie Samba Sanyang if he agrees with his proposals and plan of action?
Were the Gambian people consulted in this very sensitive issue that concerns national affairs?
If Koukoie Samba Sanyang’s visit was for the benefit of peace among Gambians, for Gambian unity and cooperation among all Gambian patriots why was Koukoie’s visit not aired over Gambia TV and Radio Gambia?
Can President Yaya Jammeh frankly tell Gambians if imprisoned Baba Jobe was among the group whom Jammeh himself choose to organize Koukoie’s visit and program of discussions.
Why President Jammeh did threatened to drink from Koukoie’s skull in the case Koukoie refuses to cooperate or betrays Jammeh?
Mr. Koukoie Samba Sanyang for sure is not afraid of the truth and remembers that he is a human being like every one of us for it is human to make mistakes. When the Gambian people not Yaya Jammeh and his NIA say Koukoie have committed mistakes and crimes against the Gambian people then this African Gambian son who has offered his life for freedom and justice will genuinely apologize to the people not at Jammeh’s request or pleasure.
What was the statement that was released from state House or from Jammeh personally on Koukoie Samba Sanyang’s visit and what did the two agree upon that will benefit Gambians?
In a nutshell the truth of the matter is that it was Jammeh himself who requested and organized Koukoie’s visit based on tribal lines (Jola) and not on national interest but the motive behind this step was attempts to physically eliminate Koukoie as you can see in the case with Koukoie’s kidnapping in Guinea Bissau (paying over two billion five hundred million Cfa francs, 45 Jeeps 4X4 and 500.000 tons of rice from the Gambian tax payers money to the late President Joao Bernado Nino Vieira, late Defense Minister Helden Proenca Tavarez Mendez, late Interior Minister Basirou Darboe, General Jose Boubou Nachuta marines chief of staff now living in Banjul under Jammeh’s protection all within the Guinea-Bissau government, his criminal marabout of Pakau Jannaba Adama Souvane living in HLM Nimza Dakar and the merchant of death Commandant Malick Cisse also living in Dakar) and numerous Jammeh financed failed plans to assassinate Koukoie in Dakar, La Cote D’Ivoire, Mali and Burkina Faso which is evidently crystal clear that was not in the interest of the Gambian people but him alone in his attempts to remain in power for the next 40 years to come.
Oh fellow dear Gambians look and truly believe me that President Yaya Jammeh doesn’t have peace within himself.
You know what my dear Gambians, only my message below is what is beneficial for all Gambians and let us talk much about it and act to rescue our dear sinking country. Jammeh should not mislead anyone or distract the Gambians and shift their attention from the struggle to totally liberate ourselves.
Frankly speaking let President Jammeh himself do everything possible to come out of the mess he created in his confused diplomacy and poor neighborly relations with the Senegalese people especially with President Abdoulaye Wade and stop beating about the bush.
This is indeed what Gambians urgently need and nothing more.
A Militant Patriotic National Call for a Meaningful Political Dialogue for the Creation of a solid Alliance for the establishment of a Genuine Democracy to Rescue the Gambia from the brutal military rule and banditry.
NO MORE TIME TO WASTE FOR INTELLECTUAL SHOW BOY CASES BUT OUR DEAR OPPRESSED AND EXPLOITED PEOPLE DEMANDE ONLY CONCRETE PATRIOTIC ACTION TO RESCUE SINKING GAMBIA FOR THEIR FREEDOM AND JUSTICE LEAVING ASIDE THE UTOPIAN DISCOURSES OF INVETERATE THEORETICIANS.
It is not sufficient to know, one must also be ready to act with responsibility.
Once again as usual with most due respect I take the strongest exception to some of the sentiments and opinions in expressing my militant Panafricanist views to you on the biggest commitment of my life fighting for (Freedom Justice the rule of law and Democracy in unity for Transparency Accountability and Probity in the Gambia)
My fellow beloved Gambian brothers and sisters as you all know that in our dear Gambia with terrorist President Yaya Jammeh’s self-tailored democracy Gambians are in no way secured, free and safe.
We are living in an anti-democratic country ruled by a brutal senseless dictator and we feel we are about to reach breaking point.
The repeated and frequent abuses of human rights, unlawful arrests and detentions without fair trials, murders and brutal killings of innocent citizens with impunity is evidence of Jammeh’s regime seeming to get ever more oppressive and inhumane by each day.
With Jammeh’s murderous junta regime for Gambians feeling secured and safe is a long nightmare. Gambians are not free to determine, organize or conduct their destiny according to their own wishes.
To deal a final crushing blow to Jammeh’s dictatorship there is need for a combination of outside pressure and internal shifts to forge a strong merger creating a unique moment.
Gambians should be aware that the state terrorism and the state-sponsored violence in the Gambia helps sustain Jammeh’s dreams and evil ideas of why not he too to be in power like the founding father of the Gambian nation Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara for (30) thirty years.
It is a shame that with the culture of silence, freedom loving and democratic countries are paying a deaf ear to Gambians crying for freedom and justice and turning a blind eye to Jammeh’s authoritarianism and criminal acts aiming to kill democracy which is viewed by all Gambian patriots as a conspiracy to weaken Gambians for in reality Jammeh cannot keep the Gambia in order.
Oh fellows Gambians are we going to continue to talk to a mad criminal person like President Jammeh who has forgotten how to listen and reason.
However to rescue sinking Gambia and redeem Gambians designed to calm the frayed nerves of all oppressed and exploited Gambians could seem be at hand with the unfolding and uncompromising struggle of the people.
We should end this sad situation of political rage and political witch-hunting and we should not lose our heads over some small distracting issues that are not important created by criminal Jammeh.
On behalf of the oppressed and exploited Gambian people, the entire ADC leadership, freedom fighters, human rights activists, ADC militants, supporters and our sympathizers I hereby once again make a solemn militant patriotic call for the creation of a meaningful genuine Alliance of national patriotic forces for genuine Democracy to rescue the Gambia and embark on a meaningful socio-politico-economic development of our dear country the Gambia.
We are calling for a genuine unity not a unity that will sacrifice Gambian men and women to its end, a unity which will be an end in itself, but a genuine unity which will be a means at the service of the Gambian people and of man and woman.
The reality of Gambian politics is no longer for a strictly limited group of people or for one individual. It is for each and everyone, not only in theory but in practice.
We should be ready to substitute for the interminable futile political quarrels which surround the notion of leadership and the wrong idea that I’m the only one who is right and better than you or others. In order for us to succeed in this great political adventure we should work very hard to promote the rapid social, political and cultural advance of our people in a collective undertaking which must have unity of management, of action, of aims, one faith, unending continuity and discipline.
This Gambian new democratic revolution should be the expression of objective conditions and of a new political way of positive thinking, devoid of ambiguity. It should take as its point of departure the will and authentic aspirations of the Gambian people, and as its goal, their material and moral well-being.
The ideal which should inspire the Gambian democratic revolution must answer the profound and legitimate aspirations of the universal man, who aspires to have within his grasp all the material possibilities and intellectual faculties which will give him a new dimension, allowing him to extend his powers and responsibilities, reinforce his security in a wider collective liberty and ensure his continuous expansion.
We of the ADC call for the uncompromising overthrow of dictator Jammeh by waging a bitter struggle in launching series of political militant activities designed to combat the menace of Jammeh’s political rage.
ADC in its struggle is targeting the evil root of evil in the Gambia. Gambian personality should not be that of adventurer President Yaya Jammeh which imposes its own criminal laws upon Gambians.
We call for the brutalized downtrodden and the deprived to arise like a giant and struggle to liberate themselves.
This is to end the amount of political crime rate going up and end the criminal state-terrorism by the Jammeh junta regime.
ONCE AGAIN I CLEARLY STATE THAT IT IS OVER DUE THE NEED FOR A FRUITFUL INTERPOLITICAL DIALOGUE FOR GENUINE UNITY TO ADOPT A STRATEGY TO RESCUE SINKING GAMBIA FOR FREEDOM JUSTICE AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
Fellow Gambians I wish our wisdom sees the light, and may my message of love reconciliation and unity and my truthful expression become fluent and rational devoid of ambiguity.
May my revolutionary thoughts be a genuine demonstration of just rules regulations and right methods that nothing comes out of it to depart from the truth and justice and may it be an example and guide to other beloved Gambians to see the need to unite?
May this message calling for genuine Unity be a guidance to show the smooth direction of salvation freedom justice and happiness in unity for all Gambians?
I am calling to my dear brothers and sisters of the Gambia against error and those who seek for love and reconciliation so that we all concerned Gambian citizens abstain from that which is unjust unlawful and divisive.
My dear beloved brothers and sisters I pray to Allah our creator to bestow His Divine Grace, Love, Blessings and Knowledge on all of us so that we see the need for us to join our efforts together and come to rescue great Gambia the paradise of Africa.
Dear brothers and sisters I strongly believe that we Gambians must learn to appreciate and enjoy what we are and who we are while we make a good living.
If we are guided by Allah’s light and divine knowledge I am sure we will make a better living or at least live better if we can appreciate and fully understand the world in which we live when we begin to rightly discover ourselves and our common interest and be prepared to defend our interest at any cost for our survival.
Fellow Gambian brothers and sisters this is the moment for us to begin serious mass mobilization to conscientize Gambians in order to enable us accomplish the socio-politico-economic goals of our society.
With our modern Gambia today if any politician thinks he or she is above other Gambians he or she may really be standing all alone lost in dreams of wishful thinking.
Believe me or not Gambians have been pampered for far too long basically. Today Gambians needs a socio-politico-economic and cultural radical change and many behavioral and structural reforms to embark on a meaningful development. We should not fear our responsibilities and we ought not to hide the truth from our people.
Today the cry of our fellow Gambian citizens is going up for a radical rethink of the way our country should be ruled and how to engage in a meaningful programme of work for survival.
For us to avert a tragedy we must have a clear understanding of what socio-politico-economic changes we want in our beautiful Gambia. To avoid an unforgivable crime on the part of all responsible political leaders and Gambian intellectuals we must seriously organize for unity of thought purpose action and destiny for achieving immediate and profound radical changes in The Gambia within the existing order advocating something new and different through unity.
Frankly speaking without cheating and being bias we all know the intensity of dissatisfaction all Gambians feels for the status quo and what specific changes they wish and demand. No responsible Gambian leader, politician, or concerned citizen should think or believe that only mere talk and politicizing and paper writing will cleanse the Gambian society which is so highly corrupt and perverted by President Jammeh’s brutality.
As peoples leaders we should not compromise with our own noble principles to allow the evils that are dehumanizing and devaluating our beautiful people continue to prevail.
Together as concerned Gambians let us seek adequate remedies for the crisis of our Gambian nationhood. Fellow Gambian brothers and sisters we should be well aware that our country’s interests must rightly dictate our thoughts and guide our patriotic actions for unity and our survival.
Today there exists the need for positive collective action to rescue our flagging democracy which requires our collective efforts sacrifices and compromises. Objectively without prejudice and hatred let us face the facts to get things straightened out right now.
My Gambian brothers and sisters enough is enough for we should end the verbal treatment of our people’s problems and we should be able to discern our people’s genuine concerns and positively respond to their legitimate demands.
TODAY THE NEED HAS RISEN FOR US TO ADOPT A CLEAR VISION FOR GENUINE UNITY AND REVOLUTIONARY POSITIVE ACTION.
We should reject and fight mercilessly to avoid falling into the secret trap to be imprisoned in the neo-colonial culture more than ever before by being divided, ignorant, narrow-minded, greedy ,selfish, arrogant, tribalist, spliticist and short-sighted.
We should stop groping about in abysmal pit of folly and ignorance making desperate attempts to ridicule Gambians just for us to become unjust rulers, leaders and becoming rich over night and live in luxury over the miseries of our dear people.
We should not refuse to reckon with the tragedy that involves the sufferings, brutality, murder, unlawful arrests and detention, humiliations, victimization and the slow dying of our entire people by the betraying acts of quislings and traitors (anti-democrats) who solidly support criminal Jammeh.
Our actions should not have beautiful hard working Gambians locked into perpetual poverty ignorance division and injustice.
In our new national patriotic Panafricanist politics we should never trade in political speculation, guess, trial and error, witch-hunting, theft, state-terrorism and wrongly spreading of rumors and wrong information to mislead the people.
Frankly speaking through my eyes the present Gambian conditions are false and deceptive based on a current political hypocrisy and misguidance and it is inadequate for improving the welfare of Gambian people.
It is an undenying fact that the lack of a clear VISION, UNITY and patriotism has tied up The Gambia in a profound crisis and this seems to thwart all attempts to bring about unity and freedom for socio-politico-economic stability and progress.
We politicians in today’s Gambia should be aware that Gambians are not Dumb Driven Cattle (DDC) who can merely hear calls but cannot distinguish intelligently between shades of meaning or subtle differences of value.
Today we should be proud that the Gambian men and women are self-makers and careful selectors having responsibilities honor dignity and self-control with correct thinking capacities.
Our duty and mission is to help Gambians struggle for the beginning of a new Gambian world of self-discovery, self-creating, self-defining and self-developing to be self-confirming for a meaningful solid union.
We have to identify ourselves and be able to measure ourselves with the rest of the civilized world. We should be able to formulate complex policies to rescue the Gambian Nation and turn around the backward neocolonial economic system that had served the interests of the colonial masters since time immemorial and today the neo-colonial anti-democratic criminal stooges in power.
We have to seriously formulate scientific policies for national unity cooperation to further Gambian identity that can be a solid base and starting point for self-realization and self-actualization.
We should begin without hindrance the process of positive thinking for positive profitable progressive action in unity for the interest of all Gambians.
In my opinion I strongly believe that when a good Gambian citizen enlivened with patriotism is a witness to the sufferings and misfortunes of his fellow country men and women then that citizen has no other choice but to participate in the political dialogue and to propose what he thinks to be a better vision of what The Gambia should be.
Frankly speaking there are no objective reasons of why The Gambia should be condemned to poverty and economic backwardness seen the huge scandalous petrol reserves recently discovered and the daily secret exploration undergoing.
Politicians should make great efforts to end the era of hypocrisy never to bend the path of real judgment. Our African Gambian world should be that of genuine Union where things must rightly come together in combined efforts. It should not be that of distinct entities giving birth to contradictions and misguided confrontations.
Let us begin the real struggle to put our Gambian situation in its proper and rightful position and throw off the hampering shackles of neo-colonial fabricated history which is not the history of a free thought and to boldly assert our Allah given rights to be free of evil persons and vices.
We should and must make sure that our every day decisions and actions move us closer to Allah to prevent Gambians living in a Gambia at big risk. As a peace loving and a great nation in Africa we cannot afford to indulge in the luxury of allowing a few shortsighted criminal spokesmen and women for the status quo to symbolize power and wealth.
We should fight hard to build a culture creating nation of two kinds of Gambian citizens-the kind of citizens who have good constructive ideas and the kind of citizens who practically and faithfully with integrity would do something about them.
We should be aware that every great nation that exists today with success have adopted a modern practical political system which was motivational from which the leaders had mobilized their hard working citizens to accomplish the political economic and social goals of their society.
We should not be leaders who cannot navigate a new promising future for the Gambia by not taking into account the various demands of our fellow Gambian citizens.
A DESPARATE HUMAN STORY
A careful reading of Gambian history suggests that our great Gambia badly needs committed fearless visionaries and significant educators who understands what is wrong in The Gambia and dare to share that understanding with the general public and lead them rightly in revolutionary action for freedom and justice and the rule of law.
As we witness a sad moment in Gambian history there is the urgent need to break the political frontier that keeps apart progressive Gambian patriots and bridge the gulf in a bold and imaginative act.
Now is the moment for all Gambians to discover that what they share in common is much greater and more powerful than what divides them and that Gambians of good will must work very hard together and be enriched by their diversity, not fearful of it, if we Gambians are to build landscapes of freedom and peace. Today a national order which is genuine unity is the surest safeguard against political conflict, division and civil wars in The Gambia.
By keeping with this new vision dedicated Gambian patriots must begin a meaningful political dialogue to build a culture of freedom, peace, justice and a genuine democracy.
But in order to dialogue, Gambian civilization need to be embodied in gifted individuals who have their country at heart and are working very hard for national unity.
I believe that the brilliant display of cross-fertilization of ideas will reveal a remarkable range of common ground between all belief systems and different political ideologies.
Our dialogue I hope will also reveal the passion of conscious and visionary Gambian leaders who will take beyond the details of personal practice of self aggrandizement, power hunger and the walls of our retrogressive traditions to construct broad avenues for a future Gambian world without hatred, dictatorship, murder oppression and exploitation.
I strongly believe that instead of competing against each other, sabotage and wishful thinking Gambian democrats and freedom fighters must increasingly try to learn from each other, by using the vehicle of inter-political dialogue to explore the belief systems and political ideologies of other fellow Gambian politicians.
Beyond the excitement of discovering common ground with people of radically different political backgrounds and histories, inter-political dialogue will also bring about “mutual transformations” as we all will deepen and reform our own political practice.
Koukoie Samba Sanyang