APRC interim President Fabakary Tombong Jatta has conveyed a message from former President Yahya AJJ Jammeh to President
Barrow, his government and all those who expressed their sympathy as her late mother Ajaratou Asombi Bojang was finally laid to rest at her home village of Bujinga in Foni. Fabakary Tombong Jatta recalled that since the death of Ajaratou Asombi Bojang was announced President Barrow called to extend his condolence to the family and the APRC Party.
Thousands of people, among them APRC Executives, party militants, Mama Kandeh; leader of the Gambia Democratic Congress, EX-CDS Lang Tombong Tamba, EX-CDS Ousman Badjie, former State House Imam Fatty and Imam Ebrima Jarju of the supreme Islamic Council, former and present APRC NAMs, Alkalos, Chiefs, and a host of dignitaries. It is wishful thinking, but many APRC militants and supporters would have loved to see the former president perform the final rites for her mother at her native village of Bujinga. Tributes have since been pouring in from within and outside the country over the demise of Aja Asombii Bojang who many described as someone who was down to earth. She was known for her openness to everyone. Well before his son became president she has lived a very modest life earning her keep as a trader at the Bakau market. During the tenure of her son in office, she contributed immensely to the welfare of many children particularly towards their education. A high-powered government delegation led by the Vice President Ousainou Darboe expressed their condolences to the bereaved family. VP Darboe noted that when his mother passed away in 2010 President Jammeh sent a special delegation led by Abdoulie Kujabi to pay his condolences to him. Speaking to Journalists, the National Assembly Member for Foni Kansala, Musa Amul Nyassi described the late Ajaratou Asombi Bojang as a devout Muslim. He said the Gambia Government under the leadership of President Adama Barrow has taken an active role in getting the corpse of the late Ajaratou Asombi Bojang from Equatorial Guinea to the Gambia.