Despite exercising prerogative of mercy on several categories of convicted prisoners, Gambian President vowed that anyone who stains his government’s image will face severe consequences. President Yahya Jammeh made the statement at the Arch 22 in Banjul during celebrations marking 21 years of the July 22 military takeover. He said those pardoned included prisoners on death row. Mr. Jammeh also exercised his prerogative of mercy to Gambia critics of his government.

However, President Jammeh failed short of seeking forgiveness from Gambians his government might have offended or violated their rights.

The world is now anxiously waiting for Friday afternoon when Jammeh is expected to be honoured. Watch his speech in this YouTube video.

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