Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Gambia's minister for Higher Education resigns from Jammeh's government

The Gambia's minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology and Religious Affairs, Dr. Aboubacar Senghore, has resigned from President Yahya Jammeh's government.

The resignation was announced on Wednesday, a day before the inauguration of President-elect Adama Barrow.

Barrow is expected to return from Senegal for his swearing in tomorrow.

"I have been under unsurmountable pressure to resign from 9th December 2016 but I have been morally and legally duty bound to continue serving under your leadershipto the end of your tenure. Given my strong religious and legal background, I feel it is now ethically and legally speaking time to step down," Senghore said.

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