By Omar Wally
Retired General Momodou Alieu Bah, a one time leader of The Alliance For Patriotic Reorientation & Construction (APRC) has resigned from the party effective, June 6, 2018.
Bah is said to have been appointed as head of APRC party by ex-president Yahya Jammeh via a telephone conference call on June 1. During that phone call, Fabakary Tombong Jatta and Seedy Njie were said to be retired.
Tombong Jatta was interim leader of the party when Jammeh left the country in January 2017 while Seedy Njie served as spokesperson.
However, in less than 72 hours after appointing Bah as leader of the party, Fabakary Tombong Jatta claimed to have received a separate phone call from Jammeh at Rambo Jatta’s house reinstating him as the leader of the party. The issue brought confusion and power struggle within the APRC.
During an interview on The Fatu Network’s News Review program on Tuesday, June 5, Bah said Jammeh appointed him in the presence of the entire APRC executive.
‘Effective today (June, 6, 2018), I have resigned from The APRC party.’
When asked who he (M.A Bah) tendered his letter of resignation to; he said it was ex-president Jammeh, who appointed him and that Jammeh is out of the country.
An hour after confirming his resignation, M.A Bah contacted The Fatu Network that after consultations with family and friends, he is holding off on it for now. He promised to get back to us as soon as a decision is made.