The former Secretary General of the National Resistance Movement of the Gambia has tendered his resignation.
In a letter to the NRMG, former Lt. Colonel Pa Modou Ann confirmed his resignation as both a member and executive officer of a movement that emerged with the ultimate goal of ending more than two decades of the Jammeh dictatorship. The Minnesota-based Gambian fell short of providing reasons for walking away from a movement he had helped create.
Mr. Ann was the Secretary General of the two-year old movement until August last year when he was replaced by Alhaji Kanteh. No reasons were advanced for the move. Little has been heard of or written about the NRMG since then.
Read below Pa Modou Ann’s resignation letter which comes on the heels of rumour milling in town that Jammeh’s propaganda machine is at best working hard to disintegrate Gambian organisations in the diaspora. It is not clear whether Ann’s resignation has anything to do with Yahya Jammeh’s behind-the-scene machination.
The Executive Committee
February 10, 2016
I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for the honor to work together in the name of our dearest motherland, The Gambia; to free her from Jammeh’s dictatorship, terror, and economic deprivation.
I also want to thank you for the confidence and trust you had by selecting me as your leader. I want to take this unique opportunity to thank all Gambians for giving me the privilege to work with them in this very difficult epoch in our country’s history, especially all of you who one way or the other expressed support in what we stood for.
To my NRMG’s mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters, I say, thank you for travelling with me on this difficult but necessary journey, it was indeed humbling to have served as your leader. For me this journey with the NRMG unfortunately comes to an end, mutually parting in different directions.
The threat to our country’s existence still remains, therefore, my continuous personal commitment to my fellow Gambians to free our country is unwavering and steadfast, and I would continue to pursue that commitment with all means necessary with relevant Gambians/organizations.
It was a true honor to have served you as a member of the Executive Committee and your Secretary General.
I am with regret tendering my resignation from the Executive Committee and as a member of the NRMG with immediate effect.
Please contact me for any questions you may have.
Pa Modou Ann