The founding leader of the APRC party and former President Yahya Jammeh has reconciled with his former Interior Minister MA Bah, and his party supporters, who were expelled from the APRC, Freedom Newspaper can authoritatively report. Bah and his former APRC members were expelled from the party, following a dispute they had with the party’s leadership headed by Fabakary Tombong Jatta, Ousman Jatta, AKA Rambo and co. Jammeh at the time sided with the Fabakary’s Executive during that internal leadership dispute struggle. But it appears that Jammeh is out to reorganize his party and reconcile with the expelled members, who were branded as rebels within the former ruling party.
According to sources, who are familiar with the story, Jammeh has phoned the following former APRC members and reconciled with them: Ebrima Kitim Jarju, Nabou Saho, Sulayman Syngle Nyassi, Amie Jammeh, Boou Jarju, MA Bah, Lamin Ceesay of Brikama.
The APRC Congress is due in December. Reports have it that Jammeh has lost faith and confidence in the current APRC leadership. That the former Gambian leader is not happy with the party’s current Executive, especially they way that they are cozying up with Barrow’s NPP party.
Jammeh has been living in Equatorial Guinea since January of 2017. The APRC Executive has been calling for his home return to live as a private citizen. But so far, there has not been meaningful response from Barrow government to accommodate their leader’s home return.
All indications suggest that Jammeh is about to drop another New Year bombshell in the APRC. He has now convinced himself that the likes of MA Bah, Ebrima Kitim Jarju, Sulayman Shyngle Nyassi, and co are “genuine APRC supporters” who refused to sellout to the Barrow regime.
Some former members of the old APRC camp that Jammeh is trying to revive had joined the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP). It is not clear if Jammeh is trying to bring them back to the APRC to stage an APRC December coup. Political observers say the APRC is likely going to divide as Fabakary’s team wouldn’t getting along with the former expelled members.
Meanwhile, in a Whatsapp audio, Malick Mbye, of the APRC said he was stunned upon hearing reports that Jammeh was in touch with the likes of his political nemesis MA Bah.
“I have never been shocked like this. I spent the whole night trying make sense out of what I heard. It reminds me the day when Jammeh lost the 2016 election. I cried that night. I joined politics because of Yahya Jammeh. If this is true, then I will chill and mind my business. I cannot get along with these enemies of the party. Has Yahya Jammeh not been listening to Freedom radio? Ebrima Kitim Jarju and his group have been on that radio spreading all kind of stories about him. MA Bah was on Fatu Network picking on Jammeh. I have shared those videos on the forum,” Malick Mbye remarked.