Gambia’s US Ambassador Sent Packing

President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia has recalled his representative in the United States after he endorsed the election of Adama Barrow.

Sheikh Omar Faye, who was appointed to the top job in June 2015, is the first Gambian diplomat to openly recognised Adama Barrow, who was declared winner of the December 1st disputed presidential election.

His boss, President Yahya Jammeh who has governed the Gambia since July 1994 is disputing the election results and has petitioned the country’s supreme court to declare them null and void.

Commenting on his sudden sacking, Mr Faye wrote on his Facebook page: “I would like to inform my friends, colleagues, and all Gambians that I have been recalled for home service. I will handover in line with Foreign Service Regulations ( FSR). At the same time, I hope and pray H.E President Yahya Jammeh will likewise handover to President Elect Adama Barrow and respect the will of the people of The Gambia and the constitution.”

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