The Lord Mayor of Banjul, Abdoulie Bah has absconded in the early hours of sunday, January 15. According to family sources, The Lord Mayor received a tip off from a credible member of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) that out going President, Yahya Jammeh has given directives for his arrest.
Relationship between Jammeh and Mayor Bah turned sour after Bah paid a courtesy call on President Elect Adama Barrow. During that meeting Bah was quoted as saying that President Elect Barrow is the choice of the people, affirming his support for him.
Bah is said to have arrived in a neighboring country where is currently receiving great care from his hosts.
Abdoulie Bah is an independent candidate who has been mayor of the capital since 2013 after winning the ruling party’s candidate.
It could be recalled that Jammeh lost in Banjul during the December 1 polls.