Alieu Bah, who is commonly called M.A. Bah, and who one time served as minister
of the Interior under Yahya Jammeh has resigned from the opposition Alliance
for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) effective 10 September
2018, The Point has been informed.
In a letter dated 10 September, Mr. Bah informed the opposition APRC leadership about his desire to resign from the party. However, he gave no reason for his resignation from the APRC party, according to party officials.
The deputy party spokesperson of the APRC, Dodou Jah, has confirmed the development to our reporter. He said he did not know the circumstances that triggered Mr. Bah’s resignation.
However, he said, the party founder had once called the interim leader of APRC, Fabakary Tombong Jatta, instructing the executive to expel anyone who brings disunity within the party, but made it clear that Mr. Bah was never expelled from the party. He was only removed from the party executive.
“Since his removal from the party executive he was just an ordinary member like any other party supporter.”
It could be recalled that Mr. Bah was deposed as the party’s deputy interim leader few months ago when he claimed to the party’s new leader – a personal claim that brought internal disunity within the party to light. The matter triggered the calling of the exiled former Gambian President and the party founder Yahya Jammeh, urging them to unite.