Yahya Jammeh obtained power as a result of a military coup and, had he remained in such a position of power, would have ruined many lives and violated the human rights of all of Gambia's citizens. Although he believed in ending child marriages and mutilation of female genitalia, he also believed in murdering homosexuals and falsely claimed to be able to cure serious ailments with herbal remedies.
In summation, Gambia is much better off without a leader whose answer to contradictions with his own personal interpretation of the Islamic religion is murder.
Yes, the people of Gambia believe that their future will be brighter by getting rid of President Jammeh. This move will set a positive tone in the country and signal a time for change. This will allow the policies for change to be put into place. Thus, getting rid of the president was beneficial.
If they have the same leader for another 20 years there won’t be any change – that means Gambia has no future. They need a government that invests in the youth to give them employment and a stable life. Nobody expects change to come easily in the Gambia, but seems they are on the good way..
Yes, the future may well be brighter for Gambia now that they've voted out their president, but the country has to keep it together. They need a plan. They need unity. They need a strong vision to move the people forward and create opportunities for everyone. Hopefully they can pull this off.