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President Barrow’s special adviser Mai Fatty resigns


A special adviser to Gambian leader Adama Barrow, Mai Ahmad Fatty, has tendered his resignation two days ago as the new leader’s dispute with his coalition partners deepens. “As a special adviser, I no longer find myself useful in that role again,” said Fatty on Friday.


Barrow came to power on the backing of 7 political parties and 3 independent candidates. He campaigned on a 3-year mandate after which he will resign and organize fresh election in which he will not compete. However, Barrow has since changed his mind to stay causing a rift between him and his coalition partners.


The leader of Gambia Moral Congress (GMC) told journalists on Friday he resigned to enable him to focus on his party’s priorities ahead of the 2021 presidential elections.


Fatty was the first Interior Minister of the current Government before being fired from his job after less than a year in 2017.

In December, 2018, he was appointed as special adviser to the President.

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