Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia, Neneh MacDoual-Gaye, has resigned his appointment, citing the prevailing electoral crisis in the country as reason for his decision.
Neneh stated in the resignation letter that “This letter serves as a formal notice of my resignation as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia.
“After due deliberation, I’m of the conviction that under the prevailing circumstances I cannot effectively serve as foreign minister.”
It would be recalled that the presidential election held in The Gambia last year December saw Adama Barrow, of the opposition party, winning the coveted seat as Gambian president, a seat which Yahya Jammeh, who had occupied same post for over twenty years was reluctant to vacate. This was even after he had congratulated Barrow after the presidential election in what many political pundits saw as good signal to African nascent democratic experiments.
Neneh added that “I pray that Allah (SWT) shower His mercy, grace and peace upon our leadership, the nation and its people.
“May He (Allah) grant you (Jammeh) wisdom and guidance in all your understandings while fervently praying that this impasse be resolved peacefully to the pride of The Gambian nation.”
Meanwhile, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) leaders have been working round the clock to ensure the electoral logjam in Gambia does not escalate to regional crisis. While the West African leaders were very careful plying the root of force, no stone would be left unturned in their efforts to prevent avoidable war in the sub-region.