The phenomenon of Sycophancy is one thing that can’t be attributed to the dictatorial whims of Yahya Jemus. If anything new sycophants have taken over since the overthrew of Doctor Jawara’s government.
Click here to listen to the 1992 PPP congress that took place in MansaKonko. Jawara offered to resign at the end of his tenure at this congress. But the sycophants took to the mike to predict gloom and doom if he should do anything like that. Two years later “soldiers with a difference” took over and the rest like they say is history. One element that hasn’t change in Gambian politics is Sycophancy.
If only the Gambian electorate can borrow a page from Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Where he lamented:
You see my kind of loyalty was loyalty to one’s country, not to its institutions or its officeholders. The country is the real thing, the substantial thing, the eternal thing; it is the thing to watch over, and care for, and be loyal to; institutions are extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, become ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death. To be loyal to rags, to shout for rags, to worship rags, to die for rags-that is loyalty of unreason, it is pure animal; it belongs to monarchy, was invented by monarchy; let monarchy keep it. I was from Connecticut, whose Constitution declares ‘that all political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority and instituted for their benefit; and that they have at all times an undeniable and indefeasible right to alter their form of government in such a manner as they may think expedient.
That may never happen, but can a brother dream atleast? The audio is presented by freegambia and raki web radio. You need real audio to listen to the audio. You can download a free copy here if you don’t have one.