No reasons have been explained for the demotion. The president’s office only issued a statement, saying the president has used Section 71 (4)B of the Constitution to relieve Mr Lamin Nyabally of his appointment as Minister of Presidential Affairs, Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service, with effect from 18 November 2015.
President Jammeh is yet to name Mr. Nyabally’s successor.
Mr. Nyabally was appointed the Secretary General after President Jammeh removed Dr. Kalilou Bayo in January this year. Dr. Bayo had been in office for only six months before Gambian leader’s electric broom struck him. He replaced Momodou Sabally who had fallen out with President Jammeh. Sabally was arrested and detained for more than five months before he had been slapped with several counts of economic crimes. The Gambia’s self-anointed pen is now recycled as the Manager of the Daily Observer Company, which has become the official mouthpiece of President Jammeh and his ruling APRC.