Mr. Editor, I cannot say how dumbfounded I was when I ran across these few lines on Facebook shared by the Great Bamba Mass. The Gambia’s capricious and lethargic United Nations Deputy Permanent Representative said these statements in respect of the protesters in Banjul. This is the person that represents the Gambia at the United Nations; an organization that propagates world peace. These statements are the highest level of insincerity and unbecoming of a diplomat.

Samsudeen-Sarr--700x755Let us not also forget that this same Sam Sarr went ballistic with President Yahya Jammeh and wrote a book castigating him very seriously. Let us not also forget that this Sam Sarr went back to Gambia and apologized to President Yahya Jammeh. This Sam Sarr was labelled by Jammeh as the biggest liar or pathological liar on National TV. Apparently, this same shameless Sam Sarr can open his mouth in his capacity as the Gambia’s Deputy Representative to the United Nations and support killing of Gambians. Oh boy!! where is the United Nations?

The people have a right to a peaceful demonstration Mr. Sarr. They did not destroy any property, they did not loot, and they did not kill anybody. Instead, the Gambian Security forces attacked and mercifully wounded some of them and you went on social media to appraise the brutal actions of the security. Where is your sanity my brother? You are supposed to be an educated person not someone who will encourage an African despot to kill his own people.

Let us not forget that Yahya Jammeh will not rule the Gambia forever. If former President Jawara can be ousted after serving the Gambian people diligently for 30 years, then Yahya Jammeh can also be ousted by a popular uprising or his own army. Well I am sure when this happens Sam Sarr will not go back to the Gambia. Maybe he will write another book and denounce Yahya Jammeh up his bones.

This is shameful Mr. Sarr. You must act like a true son of the Gambia and do not condone killing of Gambians. Open firing on a crowd of protesters can cause a lot of deaths and injury. You sit in your comfortable office here and the U.S but you don’t know how it feels to take a bullet. You think the people that will ultimately die or get seriously injured do not have a family? Be realistic my brother.

Written by: Ebou Ngum, Everett Washington.

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