Gambia International Airline (GIA) insiders are reporting that dictator Yahya Jammeh, has sponsored a good number of Casamance women to attend this year’s pilgrimage in Mecca. The GIA insiders said Jammeh’s goal is to encourage Casamance women to vote for him in the coming polls. The elections have been scheduled for December, 1st, 2016.
“Yahya Jammeh is also abusing the free Hajj package extended to The Gambia and her people. Instead of giving free tickets to Gambians, Jammeh is giving the tickets to non-Gambians. The Casamance women are travelling with Gambian documents,” said the insider.
According to GIA insiders, Hajj escorts are also mainly youths from Casamance, who have been granted residency status by the Jammeh regime. Some of the escorts can barely speak our local dialects, our source said.
The Senegalese government should take note of Jammeh’s move to use their citizens for political gains. The Macky government should contact the Saudi government and obtain information about the travel documents of Gambian Hajj delegation.
Meanwhile, some of The Gambian pilgrims are complaining about poor food, and accommodation. The GIA said due to lack of budget they couldn’t meet the needs of the pilgrims. Dictator Yahya Jammeh has hijacked the Hajj package.