Essa Darboe elected Gambia Supreme Islamic Council president

Jan 11, 2021, 10:23 AM

A renowned Gambian Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ustass Essa Darboe has been elected president of The Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC).

The head of Tadamun Islamic Institute was elected at a congress held at the council’s office in Kanifing, yesterday, Sunday.

He will succeed long term president Alh. Muhammad Lamin Touray.

105 Delegates comprising of 15 Imams from each administrative region across the country and the executive voted during the much talked about election.

Sheikh Essa Darboe was elected with 89 votes, followed by Sheikh Muhammed Lamin Kanteh with 11, and Sheikh Cherno Darboe collected 5 votes out of the possible 105.

The newly installed executives will run the affairs of the GSIC for the next 5 years.

The elected executives are as follows:

PRESIDENT – Sh. Essa Darboe

1st VICE PRESIDENT- Qadi Omar Secka

2nd VICE PRESIDENT – Sh. Ibrahim Masaneh Jarju

SECRETARY GENERAL – Dr. Muhammad Al-Amin Sillah

ASS. SG – Sh. Omar Danso

DEPUTY ASS. SG (ARABIC) – Sh. Kemo Fatty

DEPUTY ASS. SG (ENGLISH) – Sh. Hamma Jaiteh

TREASURER – Sh. Ibrahim Jagana

ASS. TREASURER – Sh. Dawud Jawo


ASS. INTERNAL AUDITOR – Sh. Ibrahim Hassan Cham

Addressing the gathering, Sheikh Darboe thanked the delegates for the trust and confidence they bestowed on him and his team.

He promised that they will do their utmost best to establish unity in Supreme Islamic Council and among the Muslims in the country.