President Jammeh denounces ‘Western powers’ for trying to impose their values on Gambians”


By Sailu Bah President Yahya Jammeh said the Gambia will never sacrifice her valuesYaya Jammeh in exchange for foreign aid and that they are ready to eat mud than succumb to pressure from outside powers. He said this on Friday, 9 January, 2015 at the July 22 Square in Banjul, while addressing the members of the armed and securityservices of the Gambia who organised a solidarity march in support of his regime following the 30 December attack on State House by dissidents. He said the Gambia is not a beggar nation and as such (Gambia) she will never accept homosexuality which some outside powers describe as a human right. He said if rejecting this makes him a dictator then “I’m proud to be a dictator”. President described himself as a God fearing person and does not want to offend God by accepting what he rejects. “We as a country will rule our selves based on our religions, by using both the Quran and the Bible,” he said. President Jammeh asked the gathering ‘how can you brag of independence without being able to feed yourself?” He said some people are saying that he wants to make every Gambian to become a farmer and then asked the questions: “Is it ungodly to be a farmer? Or is it satanic to be farmer?” He added “I want Gambians to go back to the land to be able to sustain themselves with the food they eat.” He went on to explain how the former great powers rose and fell such as the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, the Greeks, the Romans, The Ottomans and the British. He talked about how a former power became colonized by a former colony, adding that every power must fall down. President Jammeh told the cheering crowd that the Gambia has the strongest armed forces in the whole world because they are “backed by Allah”. The Gambian President said they do not care about what ever arms a country might possess but let them just try and attack Gambia again and he will teach them a lesson. Speaking earlier, the Vice President Aja Isatou Njie Saidy, who is also the chairperson of the national Security Council, thanked president Jammeh for the development he brought to the country and his support to them. She also thanked the armed forces for their loyalty and gallantry in defeating the insurgents. Lt. Gen. Ousman Bargie, the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF), reading out a written speech, reaffirmed their commitment towards ensuring security in the country and loyalty to the nation. Present were the speaker of the National Assembly, cabinet ministers and security chiefs of the various outfits.]]>