By Amadou Jadama
General MA Bah, a former Interior Minister under former president Jammeh who quit the APRC to join UDP, has said he has no regrets switching allegiance to the party.
Speaking to The Standard while receiving a delegation from Lamin Kerewan who came to adopt him as father, a ceremony also attended by UDP leader Ousainu Darboe, Bah added: “I think I made the right choice by joining the UDP because it is a party which was very much in the fore front in promoting democracy, equal rights, freedom and development in the country.”
General Bah said he was himself surprised that within just a few months of joining the party, he became very much respected and loved by everyone. “I am almost instantly accorded the same respect as those who have been there for ages,” he said with delight.
He further revealed it was thanks to the UDP that he was accorded the honour of serving as a guardian and father to the group.
General Bah made a dramatic switch to the UDP after losing a power struggle within the APRC against Interim leader Fabakary Tombong Jatta. As a soldier, General Bah was very much respected. He was accused of involving in a coup in 2006 and jailed before being pardoned by former president Jammeh who reinstated him into the army and appointed him Minister of Interior after Ousman Sonko fled.