By Lamin Njie

Madi Jobarteh has said that President Adama Barrow must step down come January 19, 2020.

Jobarteh stated this on Tuesday while reacting to a fiat issued by President Barrow where he ordered for the scrapping of a murder case of five police officers.

The polemical political commentator said in a Facebook post: “Barrow has set a very dangerous and irresponsible precedent! He is telling us today that if the Janneh Commission is also ready and after accepting its recommendations he will once again succumb to the demand of any group of people to reverse his decision.

“He is telling us that he will do the same for the TRRC when it is done with its work and submits its report! That would be disaster for the country!

“These institutions were set up with a huge amount of resources with the aim of ensuring accountability. But today Barrow has shown us that he is the biggest obstacle to accountability in The Gambia hence he is not interested in human rights and justice neither is he interested in any system change.

“By this decision Barrow has distinguished himself as the biggest threat to national security and the greatest obstruction to system change!

“It is high time our political party leaders stop talking about the Coalition MoU and stand up to defend the masses from a president who has no regard for the rule of law, justice and national security!

“The trend Barrow is pursuing clearly shows that The Gambia cannot afford more than 3 years with Adama Barrow at the helm! By 19 January 2020 Adama Barrow must step down and hand over the mandate of the people back to citizens!”