The Chronicle Gambia

State House Denies Claims Barrow Gave Money to APRC’s Tombong Jatta

The Director of Press and Public Relations at the presidency, Amie Bojang Sissoho has denied claims making rounds on the social media that President Adama Barrow gave money to Fabakary Tombong Jatta, the leader of the former ruling APRC.

On Friday, a video clip was posted on the social media purportedly showing Barrow being handed a white envelope by his security guard during a brief chat with Jatta. The video went viral, with social media users alleging the president gave the envelope purportedly containing money to the APRC leader.

Barrow’s security guard holding a white envelope behind the president as Barrow and Jatta speak

The president is said to have bumped into supporters of APRC while he was on his way to his home town of Mankamang Kunda. In the video, he was seen shaking hands with Jatta and exchanging words with him.

Reacting to the allegations, DPPR Bojang Sissoho told The Chronicle, “I can tell you that the president has neither given any envelope nor money to Fabakary Tombong or APRC.”

“I can confirm this to you because I was there when they met and as far as I know, the president didn’t give any money to Fabakary Tombong Jatta,” she said.

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