President Jammeh campaigning
President Jammeh campaigning

(JollofNews) – President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia has used his re-election campaign to warn his critics and opponents that they can never take his presidency away from him no matter how hard they try.

Mr Jammeh, 51, who has ruled the Gambia since July 1994 and is seeking a fifth presidential term, said he has never regarded himself as a politician but a servant of God and Gambians.

He added that he has got a mandate from God to rule the Gambia and change the lives and livelihood of Gambians and will continue to be president until his lord decides otherwise.

“My presidency is in the hands of the Almighty Allah and no one, not even the Western powers can take it from me except the Almighty Allah,” Mr Jammeh told his supporters in Jarra Soma, Lower River Region.

Mr Jammeh added that he is not bothered about being labelled a dictator by his critics and some western countries.

He added: ” Being called a dictator doesn’t bother me at all because I am a dictator of development and progress. In 22 years, the unprecedented developments that my government has brought to the Gambia cannot be compared to the 400 years of British misrule, looting and stealing of our endowed resources.”

Mr Jammeh said since he assumed the reigns of power, he has brought development to the door steps of Gambians and vowed to eradicate poverty, hunger, and destitution  in the country in the coming years.

He added that under his rule, basic education and maternal care is free for all Gambians while medical care in public health facilities is the cheapest in the world..

“There is nowhere in the world where one can see a doctor for as low as D5.00 as it is in The Gambia,”  Mr Jammeh said.

“In the 22 years of my leadership no one has ever died of starvation in the Gambia and no one will ever die from starvation henceforth.”