Leader of United Democratic Party and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon Ousainou Darboe Friday morning joined hundreds of political Activists, party supporters and family of the layt Ebrima Solo Sandeng to honor and remember him and others that protested on fateful day of 14 April 2016 demanding for electoral reforms and resignation of former longtime ruler, Yahya Jammeh.

Unfortunately, Solo Sandeng and his comrades pay a heavy price for challenging a man no one dare openly criticize at that time.
He was arrested and tortured to death while others suffer life threatening injuries.

Eye-witnesses said Mr Sandeng and his associates arrived at the busy Westfield junction some 12 kilometres away from the capital, Banjul, during the afternoon rush hour and displayed a banner with the slogan “We Need Proper Electoral Reform”. They also chanted anti-government slogans and demanded Mr Jammeh’s resignation.

However soon after the protest began, they were arrested by a contingent of security officials and detained briefly at the Police Intervention Unit, Kanifing before being transferred to the feared National Intelligence Agency’s headquarters in Banjul.

Join The Conversation