GAP leader explains resignation, denies working with Barrow

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By Omar Bah

The Gambia Action Party presidential candidate, Gen Lamin Bojang has said his resignation from the foreign service is unavoidable because he has to focus on his new role as a political leader.

The Brufut-born former army general Friday tendered his resignation as deputy head of the Gambian mission in Moscow, Russia.

“I want to completely commit myself to GAP, given the task that comes with the responsibility.

The area is unfamiliar to me.

I don’t think it will be fair for me to be with the government and at the same time serve in that position.

It is going to be conflicting,” he told The Standard yesterday.

He continued: “The decision was not an easy one but I am glad to say that I was fully supported by my wife.

I have people around me who are very committed to support the crusade.

I think there is nothing bad in trying. I am ready and committed to use the right channel to the presidency”.

Bojang said he is now waiting for government’s response and once they did, he will know what next to do.

However, Bojang categorically denied any suggestion that President Adama Barrow has a hand in his decision.

“The President is not behind me. I am an independent person.

I will not join anyone or group to deceive Gambians.

That will never happen, over my dead body.

I will not also connive with people by virtue of their positions to deceive Gambians.

Maybe people are saying all this because I am away, but when I am back and start work with GAP, Gambians will know how serious we are,” he added.