PA MODOU ANN OF NMRG RESIGNS

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Pa Modou Ann

Pa Modou Ann

The Secretary General of the National Resistance Movement of the Gambia (NMRG)  Pa Modou Ann has decided to vacate his post . In a letter dispatched to the NMRG Executive committee and media houses Mr. Ann thanked NMRG for giving him the opportunity to serve as secretary general but didn’t mention any specific reason for resigning.

The organization which comprise mainly of former Gambian military personnel based in the diaspora was set up to take on the dictatorship in Gambia. At the dawn of its formation the organization took a very strong stance but vague strategy on how to tackle the regime in Gambia. As time goes on their tough stance became watered down to a civil society kind of organization. This had led to criticisms from certain angles in the Gambian diaspora community. One of the critiques that stood out was that of Yero Jallow who wrote and article in April last year 2015 questioning whether NMRG is finish.  In that article Yero  questioned the switch in position by the NRMG. To Yero NMRG committed suicide when it declared itself as the main diaspora civil society organization which is far cry from its initial militant stance.  10 months after critique from Yero we are witnessing the resignation of one of its most prominent members in the person of Pa Modou Ann. So is the NRMG finish as illumined in the citizen’s Query? We would leave that for our readers to decide. Here is a replica of the letter from Mr. Ann dispatched to media houses:

NRMG
The Executive Committee
February 10, 2016

Dear Colleagues:
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.

Kind Regards,

Pa Modou Ann


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