Divided APRC isolates its national mobilizer in a coup like change

Divided APRC isolates its national mobilizer in a coup like change

APRC has set up a committee to keep their demoralized party alive but it does not include its Chief Propagandist Yankuba Colley and other top-ranking party officials.

The committee is led by National Assembly Members who are set to lose their seats and for the most part, were not as close to the former APRC Leader President Yahya Jammeh, as Yankuba Colley was.

Also, absent from such a committee are former ministers like Sheriff Bojang, Neneh MacDouall-Gaye and VP Isatou Njie-Saidy.

The committee consists of three National Assembly Members and a former minister. It will be coordinated by Majority Leader Fabakary Tombong Jatta, who came to the APRC Party from the NCP after they suffered a humiliating defeat in the 2001 presidential polls.

Also is the so-called committee is Netty Baldeh (APRC – MP for Tumana), Abdoulie Suku Singhateh (APRC – MP for Lower Badibu) and Musa Amul Nyassi (former Minister of Local Government and Lands).

Jammeh was abandoned by Bojang, MacDouall-Gaye and Njie-Saidy in the final hours of his unceremonious rule. The jumping of ship was seen as a betrayal by some of the National Assembly Members, who in a last-ditch attempt authorized a state of emergency to extend the former rulers mandate and help him regain control.

Yankuba Colley, who is also the Mayor of the Kanifing Municipality is facing re-election. He had filed a petition against Barrow in the Supreme Court but now recognizes him as president.

He replaced Jammeh’s portraits in his office with that of President Adama Barrow and put out a full page newspaper ad congratulating the new leader.

While the APRC may deny they are divided, the retiring of key members of Jammeh’s government into the shadows speaks louder that any rebuttal that may follow. Most of its senior members do not want to associate with the party, giving way to its eminent demise.

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