Presidential Senior Adviser Mai Ahmed Fatty has resigned from the Barrow government, Freedom Newspaper can reveal. Mr. Fatty in a whatsapp message has informed one of his relatives about his resignation from the Barrow regime. He says he had handed his resignation letter to the government. He called on his relatives and supporters to accept his decision and put their faith in God.
Mai Fatty is the leader of The Gambia Moral Party (GMC). His resignation followed his party’s decision to debunk the former Vice President Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang’s claims that the parties that formed the Coalition government had agreed to extend Barrow’s mandate from three years to five years.
Fatty was in full support of his party’s decision to dissociate itself from what they called the misleading statement coming from Ms. Tambajang. The GMC said they were never consulted and that they were not part of the parties that agreed to extend Barrow’s mandate.
The GMC’s decision never went down well with Barrow and his supporters. Fatty was accused of double standards since he continues to serve the same administration.
According to Fatty, his resignation is going to avail him free time to be able to take care of his party, and human life. He said when he was in government employment, he wasn’t that free to run his party as expected.
“I am out of the government now. I am now free. I can take care of myself and the party. I intend to travel to the diaspora to meet with my supporters. I hope God will make things okay for me. I will accept anything that comes my way during the process of working for my country through my party. It is a jihad. I am hopeful everything would be okay. I seek your prayers. Please extend my greetings to my Uncle and the family,” Fatty said.
Mai said he is going to organize a press conference in coming days to inform Gambians and the world about his resignation.