Michael Scales

(JollofNews) –  I think now that the aftermath of the tyrant has been exorcised and the glorious peace has returned to the shores of our dear Gambia, we must give praise where praise is due. The resilience and fortitude of the Gambian people to endure tyranny to such extremes of terrible dehumanising acts of state sponsored barbarism, reflects so badly on those who were prepared to commit or aid such senseless acts upon brothers and sisters and children.

But the lesson learned is that Gambians both inside and outside Gambia did not capitulate or lose hope. On the whole and it is on the whole that these things must be judged. The majority eventually overwhelmed the extremist minority not by force or war, but by the simple and all-conquering ballot. The 22 year hiatus of the Jammeh lead APRC government” of the president for the president and by the president and his army of sycophants, money buddies and junglers made what they could while the going was good. But what now? Where will you plight your pitiful trade in lies and deceit and death?

 Slowly but surely, the coalition government led by President Adama Barrow is putting the Gambian house “back in order” in a quiet but immensely reassuring way. The disappointing aspect of a few commentators still want to attempt to play the tribal card against what they presume without evidence. Such loud-voiced cyber warriors should find the back way to Equatorial Guinea where there awaits the arch bigot of all arched bigots in Africa to commend there divisive and senseless and baseless opinions.

Today, the Gambia rules by consensus. Long live the Gambia.

For those in any doubt or without faith, be rest assured that those who escaped the telling justice of man will one day face the wrath of God. Of that there is no shadow of doubt. My sincere condolences to those departed before time and those who mourn in the dignity of silence. The sun will shine for you once more.