Gambia’s former ruling party evicted from party head office

Gambia’s former ruling party evicted from party head office

The party of the Gambia’s former President, Yahya Jammeh, who is now farming in Equatorial Guinea, were evicted from their party head office, its Spokesperson Seedy Njie said.

The APRC bureau has been barricaded by the police after reports that it is a state property that is being illegally occupied.

APRC’s Organizing Secretary and Mayor of the Kanifing Municipality, Yankuba Colley said the former ruling party secured the property from the Asset Management and Recovery Corporation through a lease to purchase agreement.

The property in Kanifing South, some nine miles outside the capital, Banjul is among tens of home seized by Jammeh when he came to power in a 1994 coup that ousted the three-decade long government of Sir Dawda Jawara.

The bureau suffered an arson attack last year ahead of elections. Jammeh accused some soldiers of carrying out the attack. One of them was arrested and summarily executed.

Jammeh was defeated in elections late last year and forced to flee the country in January. He has since lived in the Central African nation of Equatorial Guinea, where another longtime autocratic ruler, Theodore Obiang have him a safe haven.

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