By Omar Bah
Femi Peters, a longterm executive member of the United Democratic Party and Ambassador to Sierra Leone, has passed away, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced yesterday.
The Ministry further announced that arrangements have been made for the repatriation of Femi’s body from Freetown where he died early Sunday.
MOFA also sent condolences to the bereaved families and relatives of Mr Peters and paid tribute to his selfless service to the nation.
Femi Peters, like most of his fellow former opposition politicians, suffered countless arrests and detentions under former President Yahya Jammeh.
The last one was in April 2016 alongside other UDP officials.
They were released following the victory of the coalition in December 2016 presidential election. Aji Yam Secka, the deputy leader of the UDP yesterday described Mr Peters as a dedicated member of the UDP who suffered a great deal for the party and the welfare of the Gambian people.