Jan 10, 2012, 1:13 PM
The councillor for Kasumai ward in the Foni Karanai district of the West Coast Region, Lamin Saibo Sanneh, has been elected as the new chairperson of the Brikama Area Council.
He has replaced Sunkary Badjie, who sought another term, and lost in the election held yesterday at the Brikama Area Council.
The election followed the swearing-in ceremony held for 24 elected and four nominated councilors, presided over by Lamin Sanneh, Governor of the West Coast Region and attended by Momodou Aki Bayo, Minister for Regional Governments and Lands.
Three people contested for the position of the chair at the BAC, with Lamin Saibo Sanneh polling nine votes, Sunkary Badjie, former chairperson securing seven votes while Lamin Jamba Jammeh, councillor for Kartong ward polled eight votes.
Mariama Bah-Saine, councillor for Banjulinding ward, was also elected as the new vice chairperson of the Brikama Area Council.