By Adama Tine
Gambia Action Party (GAP), has announced ‘pending’ impeachment proceedings for its leader Musa Ousainou Yali Batchilly.
Batchilly stunningly declared his support for President Adama Barrow on Tuesday by writing a letter to that effect without his party’s approval.
GAP responded by suspending him and making it clear that it is not going into an alliance with any political party for the presidential election next month.
The party’s statement said: “The Gambia Action Party hereby declares that Musa Ousainou Yali Batchilly is suspended from the position of the Secretary General and Party Leader pending impeachment in line with the provisions of the GAP constitution.
“Henceforth, Musa Ousainou Yali Batchilly does no longer serve on the mantle of leadership and as a member of GAP National Executive Committee.
“Meanwhile, the current National Executive Committee of GAP hereby declares that the party does not and will not go into an alliance with any party and shall contest December 4th Presidential Elections with its chosen candidate, Hon. Alieu Sowe.”
“The recent declaration that GAP is going into an alliance with the National People’s Party is absolutely untrue,” the statement revealed.