Gambia Action Party Dismisses its Presidential Candidate

By Bakary Ceesay

Lamin Bojang
Lamin Bojang

Gambia Action Party, GAP has said it is ‘hereby’ informing the general public that its presidential candidate or flag bearer, Hon. Lamin Bojang has been dismissed from the party due to gross misconduct on the 14th of July, 2020.

This decision prompted a widely circulated nude video of Bojang released online, which he accused senior members of the party behind the plot to derail his career.

In a press release from the party said: “For general consumption, the party has no further connection with Lamin Bojang and the role of the presidential candidate or flag bearer of GAP remains vacant until another person is appointed to run under the party’s ticket for the 2021 presidential elections,”.

It added: “A copy of his dismissal letter was issued to him by the Press Secretary of GAP, Hon. Sheikhna Faal on the same day at his residence in Brufut, but Lamin Bojang refused to receive the letter. Now that he’s going round the media outlets that he’s yet to receive his dismissal which is contrary to what had happened.

“Lamin Bojang equally lamented that he contributed some amount to the party which is actually true and we wish to clarify that his contribution came at the time of registration and the figure stands at two hundred and eighty thousand Gambian dalasi. We wish to thank him for the services during his tenure in the party. Thus, we wish him all the very best in his new terrain and we urge the general public that he’s no longer with Gambia Action Party and cannot represent us at any level.

“The Independent Electoral Commission was copied with his dismissal letter and let everyone in GAP larger family both in Gambia and abroad acknowledge our decision entirely. Time has actually arrived to part ways and he propagated everything surrounding his sacking. The supreme body of the party backed by the constitution and the modus operandi has taken it course without any regret. In contravention of the article eight of GAP constitution, his dismissal is genuine, rightly done and unanimously approved. We shall never talk on this regard as it’s now history. We thank everyone for the usual cooperation.”

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