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Gambia: VP Isatou Njie Saidy, Minister Resign from Jammeh’s Cabinet



Isatou Njie Saidy

The Gambia’s Vice President, Isatou Njie Saidy, and the Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology and Religious Affairs, Dr. Aboubacar Senghore, have resigned from President Yahya Jammeh‘s government, hours to the inauguration of President-elect Adama Barrow.

Jammeh had refused to hand over power to Barrow, saying that external forces meddled in the December 1 election.

“I have been under unsurmountable pressure to resign from 9th December 2016 but I have been morally and legally duty bound to continue serving under your leadership to the end of your tenure. Given my strong religious and legal background, I feel it is now ethically and legally speaking time to step down,” Senghore said.

Senghore’s resignation letter

The total number of ministers who have resigned from Jammeh’s cabinet are now eight.



  1. word

    January 18, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    It’s about to go down in Gambia so those who have sense are excusing themselves

  2. Udegbunam Chukwudi

    January 18, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    I sincerely hope this thing doesn’t degenerate to war. ? This nigga should just receive sense from above and step the eff down

  3. Susie

    January 19, 2017 at 4:25 am

    when the hen sees its owner starts boiling water for soup, it should know its head is going off next! The wise people in the Gambian government have seen what is coming & stepped down. Only king kong who has reigned for over 2 decades is still holding on to power.

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