By Abdoulie John

The Gambia’s former ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) has appreciated the Barrow government’s handling of Ajaratou Fatou Asombi Bojang, the mother of former President Yahya Jammeh.

The party’s deputy Spokesperson, Dodou Jah, said the APRC leadership welcomed and appreciated President Adama Barrow for sending to present condolences to the bereaved family of Asombi Bojang. The party also appreciated as the government’s efforts to facilitate the repatriation of Asombi’s body to The Gambia.

“As the saying goes; one Gambia, one nation and one people. That is exactly the steps Gambia government has taken,” Mr. Jah told this reporter during an exclusive interview.

Gambian leader took most people by surprise when he dispatched a high powered delegation led by Lawyer Darboe to the residence of Ansumana Jammeh to extend his deepest sympathy to Yahya Jammeh’s brother.

Jah said the APRC really appreciates the Barrow government’s efforts to take things to a higher level of magnanimity.

APRC Deputy Spokesperson added that it was under such circumstances that former President Jammeh instructed the party leader to send a letter of appreciation to President Adama Barrow and his entire government.

The Gambia government has also agreed the remains of Ajaratou Asombi who died in Equatorial Guinea to be flown to the country for burial. Asombi Bojang’s body arrived at the Banjul International on Saturday at around 5:00 pm before being escorted to Bujinga village in Foni for burial hours later. Hundreds of relatives, friends and sympathisers stormed the airport to welcome Asombi’s remains home. Mr. Jah revealed that the decision to bring her body home was channeled last Thursday through the Office of Government Spokesperson, Ebrima G. Sankareh.

In a letter addressed to President Barrow, the APRC has recognised the support and assistance rendered by The Gambia government “in these difficult moments which has lifted the spirit of a unified Gambia.”

“In this light, we want to thank immensely while commending you for your splendid contributions in visiting the bereaved families therein and paying your condolences,” reads a letter signed by Dodou Jah.

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