4 February 2013

Gambia: Banjul Wants Samba Faal Back

Stakeholders in Banjul Saturday convened a meeting at the Fitzgerald/Allen Street Junction in the capital city where they unanimously agreed to nominate Samba Faal, the former mayor, to contest the Banjul Mayoral seat in the forth coming Local Government Elections slated for April 4th, 2013.

Speaking at the meeting, Mass Axi Gye, the minister of Fisheries and Natural Resources who doubles as one of the APRC liaison officers for Banjul, said the meeting was geared towards the unity and development of the city. He declared that Banjul has already got a candidate for the Mayoral election because the people have chosen Samba Faal to be their candidate.

Alhaji Mbye Chow, the chairman of the BCC interim management Committee, said they convened the stakeholders meeting to show solidarity with Samba Faal for the next mayoral election. He said Faal worked immensely towards the development of the city during his term as mayor.

Hon. Babucarr S. Nyang, NAM for Banjul South and Hon. Abdoulie Saine, NAM for Banjul Central, all declared that Banjul wants a single candidate for the forthcoming Local Government elections.

Ajaratou Warrageh Nyang, a member of the Banjul women's wing, revealed that the women of Banjul have already contributed D5, 000 to pay Samba Faal's nomination fee, adding that they will rally behind him for the Mayoral election because he is the choice of the people.

Ajaratou Fatou Bah, the deputy national women mobiliser of the APRC, said Samba Faal has contributed immensely to the welfare of Banjulians in the area of education, health and other basic needs. She described him as honest and truthful person who has dedicated all his time to the people of the city.

Kebba Njie, a youth representative, said Samba Faal contributed a lot to the development of sports in the capital city, adding that during the last 'Nawetan' season, he paid for the registration of 25 teams and also provided each of them with a set of jerseys.

Dawda Jones, Alhaji Momodou Njie (Biri) among others spoke at the meeting that was attended by Aja Ndey Jatta, APRC national womenmobiliser; Pierre Minteh, APRC national youth mobiliser and Bakary Jaiteh from the APRC Political Bureau and Fatoumata Jahumpa-Ceesay, the former speaker of the National Assembly.

Hon. Alhaji Sillah, NAM for Banjul North, chaired the meeting.

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