The country’s justice minister claims that the former president must be prosecuted for the theft of more than a billion dollars and the atrocities he allegedly committed during his reign.
However, supporters of his party, the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC), are unfazed as they press for Yahya Jammeh’s return to the country.
Ousman Rambo Jatta, the APRC Vice President announced that Mr. Jammeh will be returning home in accordance with an agreement signed with the government.
He said that all the property of the former president seized by the government of Adama Barrow will be returned to him.
“When they came to power, they seized all our belongings. These belong to the party. They took the property of Yahya Jammeh by force but he will be back soon and he recovered all the properties they took from him. “
Mr. Jatta also accused the lead counsel for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of bribing witnesses to testify against Yahya Jammeh. The commission hears cases of atrocities committed under the regime of the former head of state.
Fabakary Tombong Jatta, interim president of the APRC, stressed that the return of Yahya Jammeh is inevitable, adding that the former president is a Gambian who has the right to return home when he wishes.
“Whether they want it or not, Yahya Jammeh will come back to The Gambia and no one will be able to stop him. It will come back even if half of the country has to die. “
According to a fervent supporter, Omar Colley, quoted by Africa Feeds, Jammeh is the only person able to save The Gambia from sinking.
“People forget so quickly that this man has transformed the lives of many Gambians, but now they are turning their backs on him. He will surely come back soon and we are working on it. The campaign for Jammeh’s return is real and we want to see him at home and I’m sure the Gambians missed him. “
Yahya Jammeh fled to Equatorial Guinea after losing the 2016 elections against Adama Barrow.