Ndolembai Njesada writes an open letter from Klessoum prison
Ndolembai Njesada, vice president of the “Transformers” has not yet been released as of December 22nd. While there has been no official announcement of the motive for his arrest, it seems that the crime he is being accused of is related to some kind of paperwork error. His open letter written from prison on the 22nd is translated below.
LETTER FROM MY PRISON CELL IN KLESSOUM
By Dr Ndolembaï Njesada, Vice-president
Dear compatriots Here your humble servant comrade VP Ndolembai Njesada. From my cell 235 in Klessoum prison where I have been imprisoned since December 16, 2021 for having committed a humane act by giving employment to a fellow Chadian, I grab my pen and would like to write two things to you.
Firstly, I would like to thank you for the massive visit of the leadership team and party members who came to pay my respects today Tuesday, December 20, 2021. The time spent together was short but very beneficial for me. However, I saw on the faces of many who were there a spirit of sadness and desolation for the situation I am going through. I would like to encourage you to remember the spirit of commitment, dedication to justice, and the passion for the transformation of our beautiful country Chad when you think of me. Remember that where we put our feet, we own this place; and this through our positivity, our love for neighbor, and our love for our nation.
With these words, I would like to tell you that I am on a mission at the Klessoum prison. I feel more inspired, determined, and more dedicated to the cause of impartial justice for all! Because in such a short time, I have learned so much that I will have the opportunity to share with you face to face when the time comes. So dear compatriots, be animated by the spirit of bravery that you all have within you as good citizens, remain positive at all times, be determined in the quest for justice as the backbone of Transformed Chad.
Finally, I would like to reiterate here my determination to serve this Chad of which we all dream, even from my cell. As I take my pen and a sheet of paper to write these words, I remember Mandela’s more than two decades in prison and his determination to lead the way in adversity.
I remember the assassination plots of Dr. Martin Luther King because of his determination for social justice for all.
I remember Mr. Joseph Behidi being cowardly killed because he was committed to a fair and equitable judicial system.
I remember Dr. Ibni Oumar, inhaled with injustice because of his Cartesian ideologies.
I remember the determination of the thousands of Transformers unjustly arrested during our multiple marches for the causes that unite us, the very first of which is justice.
I remember the relentless commitment of our 17 activists and marchers murdered for daring to demand a better Chad.
These few memories tell me that the path to righteousness and justice is tinted with the thorns of injustice; but it is only with perseverance and relentlessness that we will arrive in the land of righteousness for all. For, remember, it is in adversity that we make our way for a whole generation.
I therefore ask you not to have mercy on me because I am in prison, but rather to redouble your courage and determination to continue the struggle during this journey through the desert of injustice. Because I already see the promised land where justice, peace, development and security for all flow! I already see this earth transformed like a rising sun dispelling the darkness of injustice. I already see this promised land where it will never be midnight again in the hearts of its inhabitants. I already see this promised land where merit excludes nepotism. Finally, I already see the real living together and the acceptance of all in this promised land which is nothing other than transformed Chad. Bold and demanding, we will soon enter the promised land of a transformed Chad while being benevolent.
I therefore urge you to remain united, strong, objective, and patriotic and may love for our fellow man and our nation prevail above all! I also take the opportunity to wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’s Eve and may the sun of justice shine in the nooks and crannies of this nation through our collective actions and determinations for this coming new year.
Dr. Ndolembai S. Njesada, Vice-president