Tabital Pulaagu Mbo Gambia to hold 1st congress tomorrow

Friday, February 08, 2019

Tabital Pulaagu Mbo Gambia; a nonpolitical Association of Fulas in The Gambia will be holding their first national congress this Saturday at the Friendship Hostel in Bakau. More than 300 delegates across the country are expected to grace the occasion.

The Association was registered in 2007 with the objective to revive, uphold and maintain the Pulaar cultural norms and values.

Speaking at a press conference at the friendship hostel in Bakau, President Alhagie Omar Sompo Ceesay said the Association was formed in 2000 and registered with the Attorney General Chambers in 2007.

He said the Association also aim to foster unity among its members and the Fula people in general. “It also desires to develop and promote Pulaar Language to be a writable and readable language for all to enable the Fula people and understand their language.”

He said since the establishment of the Association, it has registered tremendous achievements in not only bringing the Fula people under one umbrella but has also been supporting them in term of difficulties.

Former URR governor said Tabital Pulaagu Mbo is the rightful body representing Gambian Fulas, saying whoever is claiming to form another Association in the name of Tabital Pulaagu is false. “He said President Adama Barrow and his two wives are expected to grace the occasion.”

Mr. Ceesay also blamed the president of Tabital Pulaagu International, Momodou Kandeh, arguing that he is the one who wanted to divide them. He however asserted that such things will never happen in the country. “Amadou Jallow knows everything because went the late Buba Baldeh was paying his $1000 to enable Gambia to join the international body, Mr. Kandeh was not there. So why is he claiming that he is the rightful president when he was not elected by a single person talk less of a district, region or a country.”

Commenting on this year congress, he said they are expecting more than 25 countries to send in their representatives. “If Kandeh want to lead the Gambia Fula people let him come and participate in the congress. If Gambian Fulas elect him, then we will all follow him but we will not allow anyone to divide us,” he warned. 

Public Relation Officer, Alieu Jallow said the congress is open to everyone to attend. He emphasised the importance for the Fula people to come in their large numbers to elect the people who will lead them for the next four years.

Author: Momodou Jawo