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Yahya Jammeh fires NBR Governor, Ballanghar chief for poor turnout in region’s meetings

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By Alhagie Jobe

Gambia’s dictator Yahya Jammeh has sacked the Governor of North Bank Region Lamin Queen Jammeh and the chief of Ballanghar, Ali Gaye, after a total failure of his campaign in the area, sources have confirmed to The Fatu Network.

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According to our sources, President Jammeh fired the governor and chief, blaming them entirely for the failure of the region and district to show up massively to welcome him and attend his meetings in North Bank Region particularly in Farrafenni where he held a meeting on Tuesday during his ongoing campaign.


Lamin Queen Jammeh was appointed on February 10 2012 as governor of the provincial-North Bank Region of The Gambia. He was the chief of the Upper Nuimi District prior to his promotion as governor, replacing Edward Seckan who was governor for six years.

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Chief Ali Gaye of Ballanghar is among the longest serving chiefs in Central River Region North.


Meanwhile, there are no immediate replacements confirmed but it is no wonder that Mr Jammeh and his delegation are encountering the worst ever political campaign and poorest turnout in the country since 1996.

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Gambians go to the polls on 1st December 2016 in which Mr Jammeh is seeking a fifth term. He is been challenged by a very strong opposition and committed coalition ready to unseat him.

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