“My people and I do stand behind The Gambia in line with democracy” President Koroma
Sierra Leones’s Ambassador to The Gambia, His Excellency Ambassador Soulayman Daramy acting under the directives of President Ernest Bai Koroma has delivered a special letter to The Gambian President, His Excellency President Yayah Jammeh at State House in Banjul, expressing solidarity and condemning the December 30th 2014 attack on the presidential palace in the capital city.
The letter, which was signed by President Koroma strongly condemn the attack, referring to it as senseless. It went further to state that President Jammeh’s transformative achievement over the years have put The Gambia on the map.
AMBASSADOR DARAMY ( LEFT ) WITH PRESIDENT JAMMEH
It assured President Jammeh that the government and people of Sierra Leone do stand behind him and also do pray for his good health and prosperity and that of The Gambian people.
Receiving the letter, President Jammeh expressed his thanks and gratitude to President Koroma, whom he referred to as ‘his brother’ and the entire people of Sierra Leone for their genuine concern.
According to President Jammeh, if there were just few people in Africa like President Ernest Bai Koroma the continent would have been a better place. “He is a very sincere person” he added.
Speaking directly to Ambassador Daramy, both of whom were dressed in immaculate white, President Jammeh asked Ambassador Daramy to cautioned President Koroma against walking with his eyes closed (as to what he meant by that, he did not elaborate). “I am very happy. This is solidarity and support at its top. Gambia will always stand by Sierra Leone as it has contributed to the socio economic and development of The Gambia” President Jammeh said.
According to The Gambian leader, the assumed coup was not a coup but rather a terrorist attempt that did not succeed in whatever was their intention. He added that “As a Gambian nation, we are what we are and that is the way it’s going to be’ he said.
“Yayah Jammeh will continue to speak and die for the truth. I fear no one but Allah. In fact the attack has strengthened me. Crocodiles could not swallow me even if I am in their mouths they can’t close it” He said.
President Yayah Jammeh noted that Sierra Leone is rich in palm oil and granite (stones) among others and expressed his desire and that of his country to do business with the government and people of Sierra Leone. “We should really come together and engage in big time trading instead of doing business with or rely on the ungodly IMF” he stressed.
The Gambian leader, who is unofficially referred to as ‘PAPA DON’T TAKE NO MESS’ called on the sub -region to come together and merge their Airlines for the region to have an ECOWAS Airline.
Commenting on the Ebola virus in the region, President Jammeh referred to it as an eye opener to all Africans but that it will no doubt be defeated as the winning signs are already evident. “Allah is great we will overcome” he assured.
BY:- Ralph Ese’Donnu Sawyerr
Embassy of Sierra Leone,
In Senegal and The Gambia.
AMB Daramy handing over the letter to President Jammeh