secretary general and head of the United Democratic Party (UDP) Ousainou Darboe
has applauded Gambians for showing great maturity in the just concluded Local
On the official Facebook page of the party, Mr. Darboe who is also the Foreign Affairs minister expressed his delight over the peaceful electoral process.
“On behalf of the United Democratic Party (UPD), I thank voters across the length and breadth of this great country for further consolidating our new democracy in participating in the just concluded Municipal and Area Council elections,” he said.
He thanked the voters for putting their confidence and trust in the men and women his party presented but was quick to heaped praise on their opponents whom he described as worthy opponents.
“I am also thankful to our worthy opponents who fought gallantly and with great dignity resulting in a smooth and peaceful election.”
“Together we are showing the world a great example of a robust plural democracy at peace and forward looking.”
Lawyer Darboe reminded the elected councilors that voters chose them with the hope that they will understand their needs and will exert maximum effort to address their issues in the council they are sending them for. He said their mandate is to reform, rebuild and reorient the councils to effectively and efficiently deliver their statutory responsibilities to taxpayers.
The Foreign minister urged them to pursuit harmony in their diverse constituents. “I urge all of you to work hard in bringing your diverse constituents together in pursuit of harmony and shared goals,” he said. “You represent the entirety of your perspective wards not only people that voted for and that must be your guiding and operational principle throughout your mandate. Consult all at all times and serve all at all times during your tenure in office.”