OPEN LETTER TO YAHAYA JAMMEH, THE "BABALAWO" OF THE GAMBIA
see disaster and tragedy, furiously and overwhelmingly running at such astonishing speed to consume you, Mr. Yahaya Jammeh. You have killed, murdered, maimed and caused untold hardships and mitigated sufferings to your country men and women for over two decades; you have hidden under the spiritual cover of darkness all these years. The True Lord God Almighty gave you a wiggle room; perhaps, you would clasp unto this final straw and escape but characteristically of evil people, you are about to throw away this final escape route and end it all. It doesn't have to end this way, for you can still avert this looming and discernible destruction. Don't your Mullahs and marabout get it? Hear what the True Lord God Almighty, the Creator of the heavens and earth Who truly and indeed called us said I should tell you Mr. Jammeh: "I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God… so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting people may know there is none besides me I am the LORD, and there is no other (Isaiah 45:5-7). I the Lord change the times and the seasons; I remove kings and set up kings so you may know the Most High God rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He will and set up over it the basest of men" (Daniel 2:20; 4:17).
On July 22, 1994, you were just 29 years old when you and a phalanx of your comrades in The Gambian Army seized power and overthrew the duly-elected President Dauda Jawara of The Gambia. You claimed on behalf of your co-coup plotters and power adventurists that you and your gang were on a rescue mission to cleanse the nation and return to the barracks. You lied. It is now 22 years you have foisted yourself on Gambians. During your ignominious and autocratic regime, you have killed journalists, murdered innocent political activists and scores of politicians demanding for reforms. You fix elections numerous times to ensure you stay in power by force and you became a buffoon. Many of your country's finest brains and intellectuals have been driven into exile, because of your philistine attitude many of whom I have spoken to here in the United States. You carry the Koran everywhere you go to deceive, bamboozle and hoodwink hapless Gambians. Your Mullahs and marabouts, many of whom also worked for Nigeria's most reviled military dictator, expired Gen. Sani Abacha have told you that you would rule The Gambia as long as you want. You too believed the claptrap and went on air to boast to Gambians and the world that you would rule The Gambia for one billion years and no one could stop you. The same Mullahs and marabouts told Sani Abacha similar blarney in 1998 and we told Sani Abacha then that it would never happen in Nigeria. A year later, your murderous ally was gone. Yahya, you are toeing the same road of Sani Abacha to ruin and eternal perdition..
On Monday January 2, 2015 I warned you that you are taunting destiny and should stop the carnage in The Gambia, especially after you boasted that no Jupiter would take power from you in The Gambia "THE GAMBIA: Last year, the Holy Spirit told us to warn President Yahya Jammeh to stop tempting the Lord that he would rule The Gambia forever and no one would be able to take power from him. Here were the exact words of the prophecy as delivered to President Jammeh on January 2, 2014: "President Yahya Jammeh should be careful in boasting that he would rule the Gambia for life. Hear what the Holy Spirit says to Mr. Jammeh: "Do not trust in oppression and do not vainly hope in robbery; if riches increase, do not set your heart upon them. One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: "Power belongs to you, God .And loving kindness is Yours, O Lord, For You recompense a man according to his work," (Psalm 62:11). The Good Lord God Almighty says He isn't pleased with the innocent blood that Mr. Jammeh has spilled in his country and if he doesn't repent, He-the True Lord Almighty-will stir up a rebellion within Mr. Jammeh's own household and a trusted person dear to him will lead a rebellion. Hear President Jammeh what the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord says about you and your country: "There is violence everywhere, one murder after another. ... Swearing, lying, murder, theft, and adultery are rampant, and blood mingles with blood. ..." (Hosea 4: 2). The Lord God said, we should tell President Jammeh not to rely on his Mullahs who have assured him he will rule the Gambia for life, because the cries and weeping of the innocent blood he has shed and is still planning to spill will count against him and He-the True Lord God Almighty- will take power from him unless he repents." ((http://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/010214.html). About twenty four hours to the end of 2014, a coup plot was staged against the Gambian leader. Now, President Jammeh is threading the same path once again by tempting the Almighty God. His remarks after the coup plot would be tested again this year 2015 when he said: "No force can take this place and nobody can destabilize this country. Anybody who plans to attack this country should be ready, because you are going to die…" No, no and no Mr. Jammeh, there is a force that can take power from you: the Lord God Almighty. Fear Him. Respect Him. Bow to Him and humble yourself before Him. Stop killing innocent Gambians. Rule with the fear of the Lord in your heart. Hear what He-the Sovereign Lord God of heavens and the universe- said we should tell you in 2015 in Daniel 2: 20-21: "Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to Him. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning."So we warn President Jammeh to fear the Lord God Almighty. (http://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/011215.html )
Earlier on Thursday January 02, 2014 before this warning in 2015, I had already sounded an alarm to you about your political future, because of the orgy of blood-letting you engaged in appeasing your demons and principalities in a nation of only 2million souls. The blood of journalists and critical voices you have sent to their untimely graves are crying for justice. Reproduced below were the warning we delivered from the Most High in this column: :"THE GAMBIA: President Yahya Jammeh should be careful in boasting that he would rule the Gambia for life. Hear what the Holy Spirit says to Mr. Jammeh: "Do not trust in oppression and do not vainly hope in robbery; if riches increase, do not set your heart upon them. One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: "Power belongs to you, God .And loving kindness is Yours, O Lord, For You recompense a man according to his work," (Psalm 62:11). The Good Lord God Almighty says He isn't pleased with the innocent blood that Mr. Jammeh has spilled in his country and if he doesn't repent, He-the True Lord Almighty-will stir up a rebellion within Mr. Jammeh's own household and a trusted person dear to him will lead a rebellion. Hear President Jammeh what the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord says about you and your country: "There is violence everywhere, one murder after another. ... Swearing, lying, murder, theft, and adultery are rampant, and blood mingles with blood. ..." (Hosea 4: 2). The Lord God said, we should tell President Jammeh not to rely on his Mullahs who have assured him he will rule the Gambia for life, because the cries and weeping of the innocent blood he has shed and is still planning to spill will count against him and He-the True Lord God Almighty- will take power from him unless he repents" http://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/010214.html)
*Yahya Jammeh Picture Credit: Pinterest
This year, another opportunity came the way of The Gambian people to exercise their fundamental right of choosing their leader; a right you have trampled underfoot for two decades. Earlier on, you have tweaked with the constitution numerous times which certainly guaranteed you to fix the elections over the years. As a serial cheat, you even boxed yourself into a corner by outlawing the electoral law on fun-off. You lowered the passing grade thinking this would allow you to cheat once more. You underestimated the resolve and determination of defenseless Gambians who were resolute this time to get you out of their miserable life. They voted for a man you underestimated; Mr. Adama Barrow. You were stupefied at the unity demonstrated by the opposition parties against you. Mr. Jammeh, you were soundly defeated and squarely trounced in the last presidential election and for the first time in 22 years, Gambians heaved a heavy and deep sigh of relief that you, Mr. Jammeh, their Tormentor-in-Chief is on his way out. Even though the good people had spoken through their ballots, the nation's Election Returning Officer was so afraid of the ogre in town that he could not muster the courage to announce your trashing at the polls on national television which you have turned into your megaphone. Then you came to the "rescue" and seized the moment to concede defeat. You made Gambians at home and abroad proud, so to say. Africans rejoiced at the dawn of a new era in the Smiling Coast of Africa. The Gambian people trooped out in their thousands to celebrate and backslap one another. The national pest is finally rid-off.
Then a week after a New Jammeh did Gambians and Africans proud, the demons in you returned. Even your mother advised you to leave the stage since you have been around for 22 unbroken years. You remained that long, not because of your able leadership, but because of your autocratic monstrosity. Even your Moroccan wife, one of your numerous wives and concubines advised you to respect the wishes of the generality of Gambians as freely expressed at the polls in the just-concluded presidential elections. But peremptorily, you made a volte face, you ate your words. You made a-360 degree U-Turn and claimed the elections were fixed. You wanted a re-d0 after a week you conceded to President-elect Barrow.
Common sense talks to you, you dismissed it. Your mother advised you, but you scorned her. Zainab counseled you leave the stage and even willing to go with you to Morocco, you refused. Your close military allies and those you have been using to repress and torture the poor people of The Gambia told you pointblank you are on your own, you ignored them. The international community condemned your recent action and warned you of the dire consequences of your recent political reverses in The Gambia, you are ignoring them. Now the leaders of Nigeria; President Muhamadu Buhari, President of Liberia and current chairperson of ECOWAS, Ms Ellen Sirleaf; President Koroma of Sierra Leone and outgoing President Mahama of Ghana are in your country right now to counsel you to step down so that The Gambia can know peace. Mr. Yahya, your political cup runneth over. The True Lord God Almighty decides your fate and not the Mullahs and marbouts you have surrounded yourself with. By the time you are gone, they will laugh at you. If you do not listen to wise counsel and respect the voice of reason, you are a goner. Hear and read what the Holy Spirit says we should tell you Mr. Jammeh: "So he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty (Zechariah 4:6).
You have let lose your military thugs as usual on the good people of The Gambia. You have militarized the Smiling Coast of Africa, but this time, you have overreached yourself. The Gambians cannot fight you, but as I have told them, they should cry unto the True Lord God Almighty who says in His ever-changing Words: "…if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land" (2 Chronicles 7:14). This is the end of the road. Stay in power by force in The Gambia and die or leave and live. Mr. Yahya Abdul-aziz Jenkum Jammeh, the choice is yours.
Dr Moshood Ademola Fayemiwo is the Chairman, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Jesus Christ Newspapers and P.M. Express based in Lagos. He is Resident Spiritual Head, The Jesus Christ Solution Center, a non-denominational retreat center in Cameron near Austin, TX USA. He can be reached at 254-605-4035. Visit his website at www.jesuschristnewspapers.com Email him at [email protected]