By Buba Gagigo
The Gambia Action Party (GAP) has on Wednesday appointed Jalal Camara as its new Secretary General and leader.
“The Gambia Action Party’s National Executive Committee Members has unanimously agreed to appoint you (Jalal Camara) as the Secretary General and Party Leader of GAP until Congress. This decision came as a result of leadership vacuum in party following the dismissal of its former leader.
“The party expects distinguished members in your calibre to lead the party for the betterment of the Gambia as a nation and her citizens. Equally, we expect responsible, dedication, determination and influential leadership from you in conformity with the constitution of the party and modus operandi. This appointment becomes effective after an acceptance letter is addressed to the administration” GAP said in a statement on Wednesday signed by its Senior Administrative Secretary, Muhammed L.H Yaffa.
The release stated that Mr Camara’s integrity, fairness, moral obligation towards the citizens of the Gambia and leadership traits triggered his appointment to the position.
Musa Yali Batchilly had served in the position since the establishment of the party until but suspended and subsequent expulsion after endorsing President Adama Barrow in the build up to the December 4 presidential election.