Alhagie Ganyie Touray, a former governor of the Central River Region has been elected as the new desk officer in CRR for the Gambia Democratic Congress Party (GDC).

He was elected during the party’s general body meeting held on Wednesday at the Baobab Hotel presided over by its leader Hon. Mama Kandeh.

Touray who was one of the longest serving regional governors under the former Jammeh administration spend almost a decade in CRR as governor.

He was fired in May 2014 and replaced by Alhagie Omar Khan who also served as governor for many years, most of which was in Upper River Region.

After been fired, Mr Touray flew to the United States where has since been residing.