Mai Ahmad Fatty has resigned from his post as President Barrow’s Policy and Governance adviser.

Mr. Fatty, who is also the leader of The Gambia Moral Congress (GMC), said he quit his government post “after feeling useless in holding the position of adviser to the president”.

The lawyer-turn politician said in a news conference on Friday at Kairaba Beach Hotel that: “I made the decision to resign on my own accord, and on my own terms, following thorough reflection, after having consulted my family and the membership of my party in The Gambia and in the diaspora”

His resignation came two weeks after some leaders of the Coalition 2016 extended President Barrow’s mandate to 5 years amidst the controversial 3 years saga.

Mr. Fatty’s party denied taking part in the decision made by the Coalition 2016 leaders led by former Vice President Mrs. Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang.

Mr Fatty said nothing has happened between him and the president but that he felt he was no longer useful in the role, adding that he made the decision to quit based on his own principles.

He called on Gambians to unite and work together for the achievements of the developmental goals for the country, saying his party is committed to venturing into anything that would contribute to the development of the country.

He said he will now go back to his former profession as a lawyer as well as do his political duties at his law firm to serve what he called “the interest of the people.”

Mr. Fatty, who was the first Interior minister of the post Jammeh era, was sacked by President Adama Barrow without any reason given by the President’s Office after serving little over a year in office.

He was however reinstated as a presidential adviser to the president this year.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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