Aja Asombi Bojang

President Adama Barrow of the Gambia has sent condolence message to former president Yahya Jammeh and his family following the death of his mum.

Mr Jammeh’s mum, Aja Asombi Bojang, passed off on Friday in a private hospital in Equatorial Guinea after brief illness.

She has been living in the oil rich country with her son, daughter in law and grandchildren since January 2017.

Mr Jammeh, who ruled Gambia for 22 years was forced into exile following his surprise defeat in December 2016 elections.

But keeping up with the Muslim tradition, Mr Barrow has put aside any ill feelings towards his predecessor by reaching out to him and his family.

According to a posting on the State House Facebook page, Mr Barrow on behalf of the people of the Republic of The Gambia, the first family and on his own behalf has expresses his condolences to the former Head of State and his family.

The president also offered prayers for Mr Jammeh’s mum to rest in peace.