The mayor of Banjul says he has recognized Adama Barrow as the choice of the Gambian people and has told journalists that he has recognized Adama Barrow as the country’s President-elect.
Gambia was plunged into post-election crisis after President Yahya Jammeh rejected the election results, a week after conceding defeat to a little-known property developer, Adama Barrow.
“We want a healthy environment to see that there is peace within The Gambia… And we advise each and every Gambian to understand that it is only peace which is going to prevail as far as we are concerned. This is the main message that brought me here,” Mayor Bah told journalists after meeting with Barrow at The Kairaba Hotel.
Bah assured the president-elect that all Banjulians will respect the peoples’ choice “because the will of the people is the will of God…” as he prays for a successful and peaceful transfer of executive power.
Abdoulie Bah was mayor of Banjul since 2013 after he won an election as an independent candidate against ruling APRC’s Samba Faal.
The current political stalemate is Gambia is showing no signs of going away.
The regional economic bloc ECOWAS that is mediating the issue appeared to have made little progress and news emerged that they are contemplating using force to oust President Jammeh.
Gambian leader and his ruling APRC party have challenged the results at the country’s Supreme Court but the opposition coalition’s spokesperson, Halifa Sallah, told journalists that they will inaugurate their leader come January 19 when Jammeh’s term expires.