“How Gambian President Cures AIDS on Thursdays”
I have been in discussions with a pastor friend from the country, and he has some very interesting things to say about the episode.
David*, from the Jola community (the tribe from which the President reportedly also hails) tells me that the Head of State’s healing powers are every inch demonic.
He says the President is deeply involved in some occultic movement, whose power to change people’s material and spiritual conditions has strongly enhanced his hold on the country’s politics.
He further says the occult has followers all over the continent, and that a symposium of sorts is in the pipeline mid this year in the President’s home town / village, where representatives from each African country (including our very own Kenya) will converge.
“It is a celebration of the powers they have. They also conduct competitive demos, to show who among them can outwit the other in affecting natural phenomena in supernatural ways. Crazy things happen in Gambia during such symposia,” he said.
He said Christians in the Gambia are not taking these matters lightly, and are currently involved in concerted prayers against both the President and the powers behind him.