Gambian Government Revokes Diplomatic Passports Of Ex-Dictator Yahya Jammeh, His Family, Others!

''Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely. An observation that a person's sense of morality lessens as his or her power increases.'' The statement was made by Lord Acton, a British historian of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and has continued to manifest in the lives of most African leader up to date.

You may recall how Jemmeh governed The Gambia for 22 years and refused to handover power even after he was defeated in a presidential election in 2016. He seems to be receiving the reward of his stupidity! 

The Gambian government has now canceled the diplomatic passports of former president Yahya Jammeh and his family.  According to the list seen by The Associated Press, about 207 people have had their diplomatic passports revoked with immediate effect.

Jammeh’s wife, her two children, and other relatives also are targeted by the government’s decision. The move comes almost a week after media reports about the presence of former first lady Zainab Jammeh in the capital of neighboring Senegal.

Other names on the list of people who have had their diplomatic passports removed include Mr. Jammeh's ex-bodyguard Alhagi Martin, and former ministers Fatou Mass Jobe-Njie and Fatou Lamin Faye.

Jammeh and his family fled to exile in Equatorial Guinea earlier this year, having lost an election to Adama Barrow in December 2016 after 22 years in power.