Independent candidate Abdoulie Bah has been elected as the new mayor of the Banjul City Council, results announced by the Independent Electoral Commission have indicated.
Bah, who once served as a councillor for Campama ward from 1987 to 1994, defeated Samba Faal after polling a total of 4980 votes against Samba Faal’s 3811 votes.
Faal was pitted against three independent candidates Abdoulie Bah, Alagie Jah and Basirou Ndow in what observers predicted was going to be a tightly contested race for the city’s top job.
Reacting to his victory, Abdoulie Bah said: “First of all, I will thank the Almighty Allah and the electorate for voting massively for me. My winning was not a surprise at all, because Banjul is not developed as expected.
“For me, I will work hand-in-hand with my electorate.
“I will be their servant, and during my tenure I will make sure that the capital city is developed, and the electorate will be proud of it. The electorate will not be left behind in whatever I do.”
We hope to publish results of the other mayoral election in the Kanifing Municipality and all the other wards across the country in our Monday’s issue.