By Ousman A. Marong
Gambia’s exiled former President, Yahya Jammeh, has vowed to return to the country of his origin 3 years after his deposed from power in 2016.
Jammeh’s 22-year misrule was ended by a coalition of eight opposition parties led by President Barrow. He rejected the election results but only to fled the country to Equatorial Guinea, after he was threatened by sub-regional forces.
Recently, a leaked audio of the former dictator was intercepted, confiding his plan trip to The Gambia via a telephone conversation with Ousman Rambo Jatta, APRC Deputy Interim Party Leader.
“I am coming back soon and nobody can stop me except the Almighty Allah. After my departure to Equatorial Guinea many so-called sycophants were claiming to have me dislodged off the presidency,” said former President Yahya Jammeh.
Jammeh who ruled the country with an iron fist for 22 years, could be heard in the audio telling Rambo Jatta that he would come back to The Gambia anytime soon.
“Nobody can stop me from coming back, except the omnipotent and the omnipresent. I left for peace and the love I have for my beloved country. I do not leave the shores of this country out of fear,” Yahya Jammeh told Rambo.
He said his love for the country and its people would never diminished, adding that he care for all Gambians especially the most vulnerable, women who mostly die in labour.
“Gambians are much unsecured after my departure to Equatorial Guinea. There are rampant attacks with endless robberies on innocent Gambians. Under my tenure Gambians were enjoying free primary health care system,” he concluded.