Bay: Spirituality movement over the weekend held a press conference to welcome
the new government of the Third Republic of The Gambia.
to the organisation, during the impasse they were at Karang giving food and
rendering help to refugees.
before the former president conceded to give power, they held a press
conference in Dakar, requesting for mediation rather than military
thanked Allah, the Merciful, for the light he has bestowed on us, Who has made
it possible to disengage the Gambian sky, which had hitherto been covered with
organisation of the movement said we owe Allah gratitude for the happy ending
in The Gambia, following the post-election crisis.
Lord proclaimed, “If you are grateful, most certainly I will increase my
benefits for you. But if you are ungrateful, my punishment will be terrible
“(Sura 14, verse 7).
they expressed their gratitude to their creator, adding that they are thanking
the actors of African diplomacy, in general, and Senegal, in particular.
to their patience and steadfastness, the former president left power
peacefully,” they said.
added that this victory is that of democracy and that of the Gambian people,
further stating that they are pleased that the solution by Spirituality
Movement, in its permanent quest for peace, could not hope for a better
movement remarked that the polity the Gambians have always wanted is now a
they stated that it crystallizes a great deal of hope demanding from the new
authorities, a sense of responsibility for the fulfillment of the electoral
promises, and patience and hard work from the Gambian people.
that after the duty of thanks comes the necessity to act for the development of
The Gambia, they said this is because to work for the development of this
country is an act of faith.
pointed out that The Gambia is still fragile and it’s (re) construction is
possible only with the commitment of its sons.
is an opportunity to appeal to all Gambians, from here and elsewhere, to put
themselves in a dynamic of construction of our country.”
Gambia needs us, our skills, expertise, commitment and wealth,” they added.
urged the people to be ambitious and come to invest in The Gambia. The
development of a strong and sustained social economy is a necessity in order to
make the Gambian economy inclusive, and more respectful of fundamental rights
and a guarantee of sustainable democracy.
movement also underscored that although The Gambia is still fragile, because it
is in a transitional phase, it is possible to establish democracy permanently
new Gambia is possible with the commitment of Gambians. A Gambia united in its
cultural and ethnic diversity, a free but disciplined Gambia, a Gambia rooted
in its traditional values, but oriented towards the future, a Gambia reconciled
with its immediate neighbours and open to the world. It is this Gambia that
must be built!
also stressed that this Gambia is possible only if there is social peace, a
peaceful cohabitation between the different ethnic, religious and political
all together to Allah’s”ropes” (cable) and do not be divided; and remember the
favour of Allah upon you: when you were enemies, it was He who reconciled your
hearts. Then, by His blessing, you became brothers.”