Gambia’s Vice President steps down
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Gambia’s Vice President steps down

Gambia’s Vice President steps down

The Vice President of Gambia Isatou Njie-Saidy has resigned her appointment following the political chaos caused by the refusal of President Yahya Jammeh to step down from power after the December 1st polls which he lost to his exiled opponent Adama Barrow.

Njie’s resignation came on the same day the Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science, Technology & Religious Affairs, Abubacar Senghore, also resigned their appointments.

Read also: Gambia’ legislature extends Jammeh’s tenure by 3 months, ECOWAS jolted

Gambia’s deepening crisis has forced thousands of tourists and foreign nationals to flood the Banjul airport in an effort to return home according to journalist Alhagie Jobe who reported Njie’s resignation on Twitter.

The National Assembly of Gambia jolted ECOWAS member countries on Monday when it announced an extension of Jammeh’s tenure by three months beginning from Wednesday.

The announcement came a day after Jammeh declared a state of emergency citing undue foreign interference in the December 1st polls which he lost to his opponent Barrow, now exiled in Dakar, Senegal.



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