By Alhagie Jobe: Disgraced outgoing Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is still defiant and busy sacking and appointing minister despite few days to the end of his government on January 19th.

Yesterday, he fired his Minister of Communication and Information Infrastructure Sheriff Bojang and replaced him with nominated National Assembly Seedy Njie.

Today, he relieved Alieu K. Jammeh, Minister of Youth and Sports and replaced him with one John Gibril Gomez, according to a media release from the presidency read on state TV.

Meanwhile, reports are that Minister Jammeh is not in fact relieved of his office duties but tendered his resignation as the political crisis deepens.


Sources in the government have hinted that in coming days, more Cabinet minister and other senior government officials will jump over the sinking government of defiant Yahya Jammeh.

Yahya Jammeh lost the elections of December 1st to opposition coalition leader Adama Barrow, ending his 22 years ruled. Mr Jammeh initially conceded defeat, later made a U-turn declaring the results null and void and insisted he will not hand over power. This prompted an international condemnation and there is a rigorous ongoing effort by the sub-regional bloc, ECOWAS, to ensure a peaceful transfer of power by Mr Jammeh to Mr Barrow.