Activista has asked President Adama Barrow to do away with any form of “intimidation and threats” against the CSOs, media and other members of the public with immediate effect.

Omar Danso, national coordinator of Activista, said: “It is against this backdrop that we demand for President Barrow and his government to desist from any form of intimidation and threats against the CSOs, media and other members of the public with immediate effect.”

“We further wish to draw the attention of President Barrow and his government to their obligation to protect the civic space for the purpose of amplifying the voice of the “Never Again” Slogan. 

It is important to note that the voice of the Civil Society is the voice of the people, and therefore any attempt to suppress the activism of the CSOs constitutes an attempt to suppress the masses, to whom power belongs.”

“As members of the CSO community, we will not relent in protecting this new-found democracy, in which freedom of expression and the right to an opinion are integral. 

“We demand that President Barrow be a unifier in a highly polarized nation, a national symbol and a leader who upholds the constitution of the Republic of the Gambia and guarantees the right to protect each and every one,” he added.

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