By Fatou Sillah
Ebrima Bojang, the Regional Chairman for the West Coast Region and a National Executive Member of the Gambia Moral Congress Party (GMC), announced in a press release that he has resigned from the party and joined the United Democratic Party (UDP).
In his statement, Bojang said that he made the decision to resign after careful consideration, and he cited a number of reasons for his decision.
“Sometimes ago, Mai single-handedly endorsed the NPP candidate in URR without consulting the national executive, not even his deputy party leader. I have served this party to the best of my ability, which every GMC member can attest to. So hearing the kind of reaction he just published shows the whole world the type of leader he is. I have decided to resign from GMC and move to the United Democratic Party with immediate effect,” The statement States.
Ebrima further started that GMC is Mai’s personal property and not what he claimed it to be
“I now clearly understood today that GMC is Mai’s personal property and not what he claimed it to be. After my declaration that GMC West Coast Region has endorsed Yankuba Darboe’s candidacy, a sizable number of GMC militants reached out to me expressing their endorsement and appreciation regarding the decision
“I stood openly for the greater good of the people of the West Coast Region. The decision was taken after broad consultation and finalized as the desire of the legitimate majority,” He stated.
Bojang’s resignation is a significant development for the Gambia Moral Congress. It is the latest in a series of high-profile defections from the GMC, which has been struggling to gain traction since its formation.