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SPOTLIGHT COLUMN: The Former Interior Minister (Mai Fatty) Told To Shut Up Or Risk Being Exposed For His Misdeeds!!!

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According to ONE of the latest publications of Standard Newspaper, the former ‘Interior Minister’ is being warned by one “Musa Jeng” to SHUT UP or BE EXPOSED for his alleged corrupt practices during the time he was serving as the Minister of the interior.

Mr Jeng is said to be the ‘Presidential Youth Adviser’ and he openly warned Mai Fatty to desist from criticizing their Failed Coalition-Government or else, the government may be forced to retaliate by revealing his own misdeeds etc. BELOW IS AN EXTRACT FROM THE ARTICLE PUBLISHED TODAY.

QUOTE: “Mai Fatty is talking as if he is an opportunist because when he was the interior minister, he always supported the constitutional provisions and not agreements as a legal-minded person.

But now that he is sacked, we are disappointed that he is supporting agreements over the constitution,” he argued. He said Mai Fatty should understand that the president is sworn-in to uphold and defend the Gambian constitution and not agreements.

“It is therefore disappointing for a legal-minded person like him to wish the president to brush away the dictates of the constitution in favour of an agreement for his selfish interest,” Jeng said.

He said GMC is insignificant in the Coalition from institutional memory and therefore “its commitment or non-commitment to the agreement of the Coalition does not have any effect on the Coalition.“During the formation of the Coalition, GMC could not even provide the required five delegates requested from the political parties. They had only one woman representing them and it was I and Kebba Singhateh, the first secretary at the Gambian Embassy in Russia who was helping the woman to get GMC onboard.”

He alleged that Mai Fatty at one point wished his party to be empowered and strengthened so that he could serve as an ally to the President when all other parties left after the transition.“At one point Mai Fatty was pushing President Barrow because of his selfish financial gains to connect Muhammed Bazzi with President Barrow but the president refused. He was all along advocating for Barrow to accept allies of former President Yahya Jammeh,” he alleged.

He added: “During his time as the interior minister he misused his powers by ordering security to mount salutes for him as if he is the president…He also used to walk on a red carpet… This is something that no interior minister has ever done in the history of this country or anywhere else. Not even the ones he succeeded. But the president out of goodness ignored all that.”

“Mai Fatty also provided security sweepers for himself with heavy guns as an escort from the capital to his hometown as if he is the head of state but the president ignored his actions. If he feels his party is significant enough to contest presidential race, he should prepare for 2021 and stay off,” he warned. EDN QUOTE.

EDITOR’S NOTE: DESPITE OUR DIFFERENCES WITH THE THEN MINISTER OF INTERIOR BASED ON PRINCIPLES, I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT SOMEONE IN GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE THE AUDACITY TO THREATEN HIM TODAY WITH EXPOSURE OF WRONG DOINGS. 
IN FACT, WHETHER MR JENG IS AWARE OF IT OR NOT, IN MY HUMBLE OPINION AS A CITIZEN, THIS PUBLICATION CAN EITHER BE INTERPRETED AS “THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK OR THE KETTLE CALLING THE POT BLACK” BECAUSE IT DOESN’T HELP NOR TELL WELL OF BOTH THE GOVERNMENT OR MAI FATTY.

IF AT ALL MAI FATTY DID ACTUALLY COMMITTED ECONOMIC CRIMES AS INSINUATED BY MUSA JENG, THEN I SEE NO REASON WHY HE SHOULD BE LET OFF THE HOOK FOR WHATEVER REASONS BECAUSE THE RULE FOR ONE SHOULD BE THE RULE FOR ALL SERVANTS OF OUR MOTHERLAND.

THEREFORE, THE GOVERNMENT OR MAI FATTY SHOULD COME OUT CLEAN AND TELL US HOW HE ACQUIRED HIS 10/11 MILLION MANSON AND WHERE HE GOT THE FUNDS WHILST SERVING AS THE MINISTER OF INTERIOR SHOULD ALSO BE MADE CLEAR TO ALL THE CITIZENRY? – ISN’T IT WHAT TRANSPARENCYRCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN GOVERNMENT ARE ALL ABOUT?

UNTIL SUCH IS DONE, THEY BOTH MAI FATTY AND THE CURRENT LEADERSHIP WILL BE EQUALLY HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR COMMITTING WHITE-COLLAR CRIMES BY LOOTING FROM OUR UNDERPRIVILEGED MASSES AND BURYING IT ALL UNDER THE CARPET. WHICH IS UNACCEPTABLE BECAUSE WRONG CAN’T BE RIGHT AND SUCH DAMNING ALLEGATIONS CAN’T BE IGNORED ANY LONGER, HENCE IT’S COMING FROM ANOTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL OF HIGH REGARDS TOO. 

WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE TO THE CHARGES, MAI FATTY? WILL YOU FINALLY SHUT UP AND ABSTAIN FROM CRITICISING THE GOVERNMENT TO AVOID RETALIATION OR WILL YOU BE FALLING OUT OF LINE AS WARNED MAI? TIME WILL TELL STILL….

Authored By
Sulayman Shyngle Nyassi/UK
 
Recipient Of The “Order Of The Islamic Republic Of The Gambia (O.R.G)

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