Yahya Jammeh is still enjoying a five-star treatment in Equatorial Guinea as President Adama Barrow struggles to crush the egos in his Coalition government.
The former president moved to the Central African country after losing the 2016 presidential election.
Hi party’s newly appointed deputy leader, Rambo Jatto recently told Standard Newspaper’s Alagie Manneh: “Let me tell you one thing, the man is still a president; services provided to him in the [Gambian] State House are the same services that are being provided for him in Equatorial Guinea. He is a king.”
Meanwhile, Barrow is having a tough time right now as he struggles to assert his authority and unite the Coalition government.
He recently sacked his vice president and two ministers. The minister of foreign affairs and leader of the United Democratic Party, Ousainou Darboe was on Monday sworn-in as the new vice president.
Rumours are now swirling that Barrow might step down after three years for Darboe to become the fourth president of The Gambia.
But Rambo said former president Yahya Jammeh, who ruled the country for 22 years, will “one-day” return and rule a second time.
“Inshallah, he is coming back to rule The Gambia. Next year we are going for election and time is running out for this coalition government because they are yet to achieve any meaningful development.”