The eleven Gambian ambassadors who where sacked by former President Yahya Jammeh in December have all been reinstated by President Adama Barrow, The Fatu Network can confirm.
The ambassadors are Dembo M. Badgie in Beijing, China; Momodou Badgie in Ankara, Turkey; Mrs. Elizabeth Ya Eli Harding in London, Britain; Dr. Mamadou Tangara to the United Nations in New York; Momodou Aki Bayo in Moscow, Russia; Mrs. Teneng Mba Jaiteh in Brussels, Belgium; Momodou Pa Njie in Dakar, Senegal; Lang Yabou in Madrid, Spain; Abdou Jarju in Bissau, Guinea and Mass AxiGai in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Sheikh Omar Faye, Gambia’s Ambassador to the United States who was the first serving diplomat to call on former President Jammeh to hand over power peacefully and later recalled for home services has also been reinstated. He did not even make it to the Gambia after been removed by Jammeh.
Meanwhile, Masanneh N. Kinteh who was in Havana, Cuba and among the eleven diplomats have since been appointed special Military aide to President Barrow. It is not clear who replaced him at the embassy in Cuba.
Their only crime resulting to their sacking was the joint letter they wrote, signed and sent to former President Yahya Jammeh appealing to him to accept the choice of The Gambian people and facilitate a peaceful transfer of power to the then President-Elect, Mr. Adama Barrow after loosing the December polls.
The letter did not go well with Mr Jammeh and he in turn fired all the ambassadors and if not all, most of them were replaced by their deputies.
Mr Jammeh refused to step down after loosing the Presidential election which almost plunge the country into a military invasion to get him out.