Perspective: Gambia President Declares State of Emergency

Power Corrupts …?

We carried a series entitled “Trials of black men.” We had gotten a feedback from a reader named Marsha, that at times their trials and by extension their problems are often more than not self inflicted. Is this a prime example for disgraced Gambian leader who refused to had over power?. Like Ivory Coast, their leader refused to hand over power peacefully after democratically held elections in which they have been beaten fair and square.

They are power seeking zealots, are they not?

Power corrupts and flies to their heads. What a shame!

We welcome President Barrow who has been democratically been elected … we wish him all the best.

We hope good sense will prevail and our black brothers will stop making themselves look stupid.

What is your perspective?

Let us respect the ballot and not the bullet.

Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is Senior International Correspondent & photojournalist for Vision Newspaper.



Photo from: www.bbc.com


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