consortium of Gambian Fula tribes call Tabital Pulaagu Mbo Gambia have elected
Seedy Dem from Marakisa in Kombo Central as their new president at the group’s
first constituted congress at the Friendship Hostel in Bakau, over the
More than 300 delegates across the country attended the congress, including invitees from Senegal and Mauritania. The Association was created to foster unity among members and the Fula people in general. It also targets to develop and promote Pulaar to be a writable and readable language.
At the congress, Saidou Sowe was also elected first vice president, Jainaba Sowe as second vice president, Geda Jawo as third vice president, Lamin Bah as secretary general and Alieu Jallow as PRO, alongside other nominated members.
Mamma Kandeh, leader of opposition Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) emphasised the importance of unity among the Fula tribes, while describing the congress as the first of its kind in The Gambia.
According to him, it is necessary to attend the convergent because Allah had destined him to be a Fula, saying, “I cannot be a member of any other tribe apart from the tribe that Allah destined me to be. I am not interested with any position but unity among Fulas because no development can be accomplished in the absence of unity,” he said.
Outgoing President Omar Sompo Ceesay refuted claims that Fulas are not united, saying “Despite the disunity among Fulas, we are all one and the same.”
He called on Gambian Fulas to be united for their own benefit, saying that is the only way they can achieve their fundamental objectives as an Association.
Public relations officer Alieu Jallow said the organisation is non-political but targets to foster unity and harmony among Fulas in The Gambia and to help in addressing their challenges.
Ousman Sowe, President of Fulbeh Africa described the event as the greatest activity organised by Gambia Fulas. He appealed to them to unite towards the attainment of their objectives. “We will all rally behind the elders and I am therefore appealing to all the elders to guide us to advance the Fula tribe,” he urged.
Cherno Ousman Bah, an executive member called on Fulas to respect the constitution of The Gambia and to avoid anything that can be detrimental to peace and stability of the country.