Monday, July 22, 2024

Luntang Jaiteh back as Alkalo of Bakau

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Former Alkalo of Bakau, Luntang Jaiteh has been reinstated to his old position following dictator Jammeh’s meeting in the popular opposition coastal strong hold. The move is seen by many as dictator Jammeh’s decisive schemes to further drive a wedge among peaceful residents who have been living peacefully but are now deeply divided because of the dictator’s continue interference in appointing and dismissing traditional authorities.

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It is unsurprising that as The Gambia is gearing towards the 2016 elections, many of the traditional rulers who are seen to be doing the dictator’s bidding are randomly removed and replaced with familiar old guards who have also received the wimps of the dictators frequent sackings.

 

 

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Luntang Jaiteh has been Alkalo of Bakau long before the 1994 military take over but was later removed in mid 2000 on allegations that he was too closed to former PPP mates. He was replaced by a rather unknown political asset, Dodou Bojang whose only appealing to the dictator was that he was in charge of the popular Katchikally crocodile pole which dictator wanted to use for his regular superstitious sacrifices. Unfortunately for the dictator, he could not get what he was looking for from the good people of Bakau, thus the removal of the traditional ruler and his replacement by Luntang Jaiteh.

 

It could be recalled that following the dissolution of all APRC party structures within the Bakau constituency in December last year, dictator Jammeh appointed Luntang as the chairman of the new constituency executive committee which he is still serving.

 

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