A letter from the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has finally vindicated Musa Barchilly, from claims by his former party that he was expelled.

On June 24th, the Gambia Democratic Congress said it expelled Mr Batchilly from the party and barred him from taking part in all GDC activities, programs and functions.

Mr Batchilly ever denied he was expelled saying  he resigned honourably.

A letter dated 3rd July 2017 with subject – Resignation from GDC’, signed by IEC Chairman Alieu Momar Njie clearly shows that Mr Batchilly was not expelled but resigned honourably from the party.

“I write to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 13 May 2017 pertaining to the above subject matter”, says IEC chief Alhaji Alieu Momar Njai in his reply letter acknowledging Batchilly’s earlier notification of resigning from the party.