Mai Fatty Announces Resignation as Presidential Adviser

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EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: Former Minister of Interion, Mai Ahmed Fatty has announced his resignation as special adviser to president Adama Barrow, Eyeafrica can authoritatively report.

In a leaked audio message, the leader of Gambia Mural Congress told a family member via WhatsApp that he has tendered his resignation letter to the government and that he would hold a press conference on the issue on Friday.

He explained that his resignation is to enable him focus on his party. “My resignation letter is delivered to the government and now on I will concentrate on my party [GMC] to execute humanitarian gestures in the country”, he said.

Mr Fatty outlined immediate plan to conduct a tour in the diaspora on counts of his party business.

Although no reason was given for his move, news of his resignation comes barely one week after his party issued a stance against the proposed extension of the 2016 coalition transitional term from three to five years.

The Vice President said during State of the Nation debate at the National Assembly that the cabinet has decided during its first meeting in 2017 that Adama Barrow will complete a five-year term as guaranteed by the constitution instead of the three-year for which the current government campaigned to win former president Yahya Jammeh in December 2016.

Within the same period, 2016 Coalition Chairperson led a delegation to Statehouse after which she announced the extension of the transitional mandate, but Mai Fatty issued a statement claiming that the exclusion of his party as a key member of the group was unjustifiable.

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