|2nd President of the Gambia|
22 July 1994
|Vice President||Isatou Njie-Saidy|
|Preceded by||Dawda Jawara|
|Succeeded by||Adama Barrow (Elect)|
|Born||Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jammeh
25 May 1965
|Political party||Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction|
Alima Sallah (possibly divorced)
|Alma mater||Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation|
|Service/branch||Gambian National Army|
|Years of service||1984â€“1996|
I am not a witch doctor, and in fact, you cannot have a witch doctor. You are either a witch or a doctor.
Any one who wants to live in peace and freedom will be to live by toil, demonstration of high levels of discipline and tolerance for one another.
May we be saved from evil thoughts and deed of enemies of world peace who find pleasure in creating havoc and perpetrating all forms of carnage.
The missile that downed the Malaysian plane, they say, is a Russian-made missile. But the weapons that are used in the barbarism in the barbaric act against the Palestinians were made by the West, and nobody is blaming them. Nobody talks about it; not even the U.N. Security Council can pass a resolution against Israel!
Some people go to the West and claim they are gays and that their lives are at risk in the Gambia, in order for them to be granted a stay in Europe.
I don't believe in killing people. I believe in locking you up for the rest of your life.
As far as I am concerned, LGBT can only stand for leprosy, gonorrhea, bacteria, and tuberculosis, all of which are detrimental to human existence.
I will develop the areas that vote for me, but if you don't vote for me, don't expect anything.
Every Westerner is jubilating that the Berlin Wall has fallen. Something worst than the Berlin Wall is in Palestine; and nobody is talking about it.
You cannot be in your offices every day doing nothing… and at the end of the day you expect to be paid.
What brought the British to the Gambia in the first place – which was bigger than it is now – was trade in ivory because the Gambia had a lot of elephants. They wiped out all the elephants and ended up selling Africans.
When your neighbour's house is on fire, you should help with a bucket of water.
My fate is in the hands of almighty Allah. I will deliver to the Gambian people and if I have to rule this country for one billion years, I will, if Allah says so.
If you don't show care and love for your children and leave the mothers to take care of all their needs, if they grow up, they will also not consider you.
Today, the origin of 90% of all the edible food Gambians consume are from places they have never heard of.