Gambia’s youngest opposition party, GDC has appointed Omar Sey, the West African nation’s former Minister of Health and Social Welfare as its Foreign Affairs Secretary.
Sey was appointed by party leader Mama Kandeh after the expulsion of Musa Batchilly, party officials confirmed.
Batchilly denied any wrongdoing and said he instead resigned from the party, which he helped to form.
Sey served as former Gambian dictator, Yahya Jammeh’s health minister. He was appointed by Jammeh to the cabinet position in the fall of 2013 and he resigned in January following the self-serving ruler’s refusal to cede power.
Mama Kandeh came third in the elections that sent Jammeh packing. His GDC party won an impressive five parliamentary seats in the Spring elections.
The GDC has attracted mostly disgruntled Jammeh supporters and its membership has significantly increased with Jammeh’s exile.
Kandeh just like ex-minister Sey was a member of Jammeh’s APRC party. Kandeh had served as a Member of Parliament for the APRC until his expulsion in 2012.