Jammeh’s Communications Minister flees country

Sheriff Bojang

The Communications Minister in Yahya Jammeh’s government has fled the Gambian capital, Banjul, sources familiar with the incident have confirmed to ghanabusinessnews.com.

Sherriff Bojang reportedly fled the country Sunday night, January 8, 2017 a source familiar with the incident told ghanabusinessnews.com.

“He fled the country last night with his family, but he hasn’t spoken yet,” one source said.

Bojang is believed to have fled to the Senegalese capital, Dakar.

The Gambia has been on edge after a peaceful election on December 1, 2016 which was won by opposition candidate, Adama Barrow.

Incumbent President Jammeh accepted the outcome but later changed his mind and rejected the results demanding fresh elections. He has subsequently filed complaints at the country’s Supreme Court which is expected to sit on the matter on January 10, 2017.

But before he filed the petition, soldiers loyal to him blocked the office of the Independent Electoral Commissioner, who is also reported to have fled the country.

Meanwhile, the sub-regional group, the Economic Commission for West African States (ECOWAS) has been holding dialogue with Jammeh for resolution of the matter and for peaceful transfer of power.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi
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