#GambiaHasDecided: From billboards to spray painting

#GambiaHasDecided: From billboards to spray painting

They are not really giving up and they are not relenting with their grassroots campaign for President Yahya Jammeh to step down, even though a wave of repression has been launched targeting them.

The Gambia’s youths, most of them first-time voters, overwhelmingly voted for the coalition-backed Adama Barrow, a gunner and former migrant to the UK who worked as a store security guard whiles studying in school.

Of course, you can find many African students manning department store entrances and stocking shelves in grocery stores, but their dream is greater than even being a store manager or a district manager for such stores.

Soldiers from the elite presidential guard took down #GambiaHasDecided billboards in strategic places in the Greater Banjul Area and metropolitan Kombo.

Secret service agents of the National Intelligence Agency arrested supporters of the campaign and a handful of the campaign leaders escape arrest and fled to neighboring Senegal.

They refuse to be intimidated and are now using spray paints and turning fences into #GambiaHasDecided posters. GambiaHasDecided is on the walls of corner stores, school fences, and neighborhoods.

Jammeh is facing unprecedented local resistance to step down. The countdown is on with less than two weeks before Jammeh’s term expires and youths are sending a roaring message that #GambiaHasDecided and must step down.

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