EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, The Gambia: Gambia government has confirmed that Police have issued a peaceful procession permit to the Operation Three Years jotna group that has been asking president Adama barrow to step down at the end of three years in office this December as agreed with Coalition 2016 political party leaders.
“Consistent with The Gambian constitution and in recognition of their democratic right to peaceful protest and or procession, The Office of the Inspector General of Police has moments ago, issued a permit to ‘Operation Three Years Jotna’, the pressure group that demands President Barrow to step down after three years,” a statement from Ebrima G. Sankareh, spokesperson of The Gambia Government stated.
He said with this permit, the Movement is guaranteed a peaceful procession on Monday 16th December, 2019, starting from Sting Corner in the suburbs of Jeshwang and stops some 200meters before Denton Bridge, the main artery into Banjul from the Kombos.
“At Denton Bridge, the Movement’s representatives are expected to hand deliver a formal protest document to a Government representative. The document, addressed to The Gambian Head of State, Mr Adama Barrow, details the Movement’s agenda and resentments. The timeline of the procession is from 10:00am to 2:00pm when the crowd is scheduled to disperse.”
Mr Sankareh assured the public, the business community and members of the diplomatic and Consular Corps of a very peaceful and orderly procession and they should go about their normal businesses, saying safety and security of all is paramount and this permit is in recognition of the Movement’s constitutional and democratic right to protest.