Following the demise of Khalifa General Serign Mansour Sey of Tivaoune in the Republic of Senegal which sad event occurred on the 9th December 2012, His Excellency, the president of the Republic, Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya AJJ Jammeh dispatched a special envoy to Tivaoune to attend the funeral and conveyed condolences on his behalf, his family, the government and people of The Gambia.
According to a press release from State House, the delegation to Tivaoune was led by Hon Ousman Sonko, minister of the Interior and was accompanied by the Imam Ratib of Banjul, Imam Alhaji Cherno Mass Kah, Imam Momodou Lamin Touray, President of the Supreme Islamic Council, Imam Saja Fatty, Imam of State House Mosque, Wo2 Sainey Camara, Amir of State House Mosque.
The delegation was received by Serign Abdou Aziz Sey and family members amidst a large crowd. Serign Abdou Aziz Sey on behalf of the bereaved family of the late Khalif General Serign Mansour Sey, expressed heartfelt gratitude for the benevolence and solidarity by His Excellency the President of the Republic during these difficult moments and this did not come as a surprise to him and the entire Khalif General Serign Mansour Sey as His Excellency the President has always been there for Khalif General Serign Mansour Sey and the entire family" the release noted.
Serign Abdou Aziz Sey the release went on expressed his sect's readiness willingness to continue to further strengthen the already cordial relationship that exist between His Excellency the President of the Republic and the late Khalif, Serign Mansour Sey and family within and out of Tivaoune. "During the funeral, special mention was made of the special envoy dispatched by His Excellency the President of the Republic" the release ended.