The Gambian government has described as “Shocking and subversive” statements attributed to former president Yahya Jammeh in exile in Malabo after his failure to face the face of Adama Barrow. According to our colleagues from RFI, since last weekend, leaks of a recording of the former strongman of Gambia, in discussion with members of his party, the APRC, circulates on social networks.
Yahya Jammeh said during this conversation that nothing can prevent him from returning to his country. An internal investigation was announced by the APCR to authenticate this sound recording.
For its part, the government has promised to act ” determined ” and “up to ” the record of Yahya Jammeh. According to the government’s statement, a proper assessment will be made of “state- orchestrated disappearances, kidnappings and murders ” during the governance of Yahya Jammeh.
Adama Barrow and his government, who had so far been very discreet and even silent about the cases of enforced disappearances of civilians and politicians under the mandate of former President Yahya Jammeh, decided to open this file at governance course of the former exiled president.
On an ad hoc basis, the families of the victims express their exasperation at the slowness of the investigations launched by the government. It took this statement to ” push ” Banjul out of his silence and reaffirm his commitment to go to the end of this issue.
Finally, the communiqué of the current Gambian government takes witness to the international community: it asks the ECOWAS, the European Union and Equatorial Guinea (where Yahya Jammeh lives in exile) to ” take note with attention particular to the subversive and ill-intentioned efforts “of the former president.