By Lamin Njie

General Lamin Bojang has resigned as the deputy head of mission of The Gambia to Russia and has accepted to lead Gambia Action Party into the 2021 presidential election, the party’s secretary general told The Fatu Network Sunday.

Gambia Action Party announced on September 30 that the former chief of army staff of The Gambia will be the party’s presidential candidate for the 2021 presidential election.

Gen Bojang led a distinguished career in the army but was sacked by former president Yahya Jammeh in 2012. The former president quickly compensated the top general by appointing him as consul general in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Secretary General of GAP Musa Yali Batchilly has said General Bojang accepted to be the party’s presidential candidate on October 1.

“He resigned his government job on October 4. This is very good for our party. He will be the next president of The Gambia. GAP will be the next government,” Mr Batchilly added.