Former Banjul mayor passes away

Monday, June 18, 2018

Former mayor of Banjul, Abdoulie Bah has passed away on Saturday at his residence in Banjul. He was laid to rest on the same day at the Old Jeshwang Cemetery.

The funeral which took place at the Independence Drive Mosque in Banjul saw hundreds of people including religious leaders, politicians and former colleagues in attendance.

The funeral took place in Banjul but condolences were received at his residence in Bakoteh.

According to his family members, the late Abdoulie Bah was a diabetic patient until his untimely death. Abdoulie Bah was a counselor for the Campama Ward during the First Republic and in 2014, he became the mayor of Banjul City Council through an Independent ticket.

He also contested during the 2018 Mayoral election but lost to Rohey M. Lowe.

Speaking in an interview with The Point, Aji Haddy Ndoye, the deceased’s elder sister, said that her brother Abdoulie Bah was very pious and loved serving humanity, noting that he loved and cared his family to death.

She finally prayed for Allah to grant his late brother “Janatul Fridaws”

Sherrif Colley, a younger brother to the deceased said that he was born in the hands of the late Abdoulie Bah, adding that Mr. Bah was a very pious Muslim. He added that former Banjul mayor had the interest of The Gambia at heart, especially Banjul.

“Lie was someone who had interest of Banjul at heart since he was a counselor during the First Republic. He made lots of development in Tobacco Road, ranging from electrifying the street as well as Campama Ward.”

He finally prayed for Almighty Allah to grant the departed soul a Jahna.

Author: Arfang M.S. Camara