By Alhagie Jobe

 

Momodou Sabally, the director general of the Gambia Radio and Television services has been fired and currently detained, The Fatu Network can confirm.

 

According to sources, Mr Sabally is fired by dictator Jammeh for the television coverage accorded to the opposition which began in Banjul yesterday, Monday November 7. The coverage started with GDC’s Mamma Kandeh who submitted his nomination papers at the Independent Electoral Commission.

 

Sources say Sabally was personally seen bragging at the IEC offices and is reported to have allowed the airing of GDC supporters who accompanied Mama Kandeh to the IEC which makes incumbent Yahya Jammeh uncomfortable saying Gambians have betrayed him.

 

Meanwhile, no one has yet been named to replace Mr Sabally.

 

This is not the first time Mr Sabally has been arrested. He was previously arrested, detained and put on trial after serving as Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service and Minister for Presidential Affairs.