Gambia’s fired Vice President Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang has reportedly left the country for Senegal, with a heavy heart amid her disgraceful firing last week by President Adama Barrow. Ms. Tambajang travelled with SN Brussels and her next port of destination was Dakar, Senegal, where she is expected to brief President Macky Sall about her unceremonious sacking. Ms. Tambajang left the country without officially handing over her office to her successor Ousainou Darboe, the leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP) and onetime former Foreign Minister.
“ Did you know that the former VP Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang left the country unceremoniously yesterday with SN Brussels? She was so mad that she didn’t hand over and she will not report to the Foreign Ministry,” said our source.
“People are speculating that she went to Dakar to appeal to Macky Sall for her reinstatement. She was shocked when she received her sacking letter. She told the SG Habibou Drammeh that this was a mistake and told him that she needed to check with the President. She tried to talk to Barrow, but he would not receiver her calls,” Our source added.
The Freedom Newspaper has placed calls on phone numbers associated with the former Vice President, but all our calls went on voicemail. The lines were out of service.
Below is a statement issued by the dismissed former Vice President about eleven hours ago.
On June 29th 2018, I was relieved from my post as Vice President and Minister of Women’s Affairs by H.E, President Adama Barrow.
I thank God Almighty for enabling me to champion the creation and success of Coalition 2016, which uprooted Yahya Jammeh’s 22 year dictatorial regime.
I thank all those who gave and continue to give me tremendous support, including H.E President Adama Barrow; my former cabinet colleagues; Gambian supporters in and out of The Gambia; and international partners, during my tenure in government.
My new mission as a private citizen is to continue championing democracy, sustainable peace and development.
For The Gambia Ever True!
In another development, a senior Gambian Immigration source said Ms. Tambajang after landing in Dakar, she later proceeded to Switzerland, our source added.