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Gambia dafa tuti: Why former minister, Dr Scattred Janneh avoids Latir Carr’s wrath
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Gambia dafa tuti: Why former minister, Dr Scattred Janneh avoids Latir Carr’s wrath

As a politician and human rights activist, Dr. Amadou Scattred Janneh knows better that there’s such a thing called right of reply.

In fact, he does exercise it with his former boss now enemy, President Jammeh, even when the fish is not his to fry. 

However, when it comes to Latir Carr, whose views tend to have damaging effects on him, Dr Janneh doesn’t have the courage to return fire. 

Lat, the most vocal of his many critics even branded him as a ‘parasite’.

Writing in November 2014 in his weekly column for The Standard Newspaper, Lat wrote: “I said it once and I'll say it again. From the first time I saw Amadou Scattred Janneh speak at a presidential tour when he was minister, I knew the kind of person he was. The man is a parasite…a leech.”

The controversial columnist then dredged up the famous incident when multi-millionaire, Amadou Samba was attacked by dissidents in a hotel in Dakar.

“If I am not wrong he was the first one to share a photo of an assaulted Amadou Samba on Facebook. Makk daf koor nuru wai! How in God's name a person with such evil in his heart became a minister beats me. Kanjaan lubonn la.”

Lat’s comments received heavy criticisms from Dr Janneh’s sympathizers in the Diaspora. Some of them accused the Kairaba Avenue boy of being arrogant and selfish.

Dr Janneh himself remained tight-lipped and many wondered what in the world is keeping the former Information Minister from at least giving a fitting reply to The Standard columnist.

From what What’s On-Gambia gathered recently, there is more to the former minister’s self-censorship than meet the ordinary eye. Lat, famous for his bust-ups with political activists in the Diaspora, is allegedly having more damaging information on the former minister.

What’s On-Gambiahas decided to keep the lid tight for the mean time. In The Gambia, majority of the ‘kotos’ in positions of authority have a lot of dirty skeletons in their cupboards. Wakh bahut!

Editor’s note: Latir Carr is not likely to get a top job when Dr. Janneh becomes president of The Gambia. Bahna rek!

 

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