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Banjul New Town West Ward NPP fans hold ‘homecoming rally’

Nov 10, 2021, 1:16 PM | Article By: Ali Jaw

Supporters of the National People’s Party (NNP) of New Town West Ward in Banjul Central last Saturday held a grand homecoming political rally at Wesley and James Senegal junctions at New Town in Banjul.


The political rally was held under the Chief Patronage of Her Excellency; Lady Sarjo Mballow Barrow and Mr Lamin Sima, as Chief Guests of Honour.

The ceremony also witnessed the two distinguished patrons being adopted as mother and father respectively by NPP fans of New Town West Ward.

The event was organised to thank President Adama Barrow for the development initiatives he championed in the city of Banjul and also to express their 100% support for NPP ahead of the forthcoming presidential elections.

Speaking at the rally, Alagie Nasirou Bittaye, Ward chairperson called on people to renew their support for Barrow and the NPP party, adding that anyone who supports will have the blessing of God almighty.

“I am very optimistic that Adama Barrow would be supported by God and he would rule the country till he wishes, because he has a good heart for the country. I want to thank Madam Sarjo Mballow Barrow and Lamin Sima for their acceptance to be our adopted father and mother respectively.”

He called on all to embrace unity and peace, expressing optimism that by the grace of God Almighty they will emerge victorious come December 4th. 

“The President, I am not only saying Banjul but the whole Gambia is in his heart. May God complete his wishes and intentions he has for the people of Gambia,” he added.

Ajaratou Adama Mbye, a women’s leader in New Town West Ward said that the youth of Banjul are united and delighted to support him and his NPP.

“The youths of New Town West and Banjul Central in particular sent me and I would deliver their message. The youth said it is Adama Barrow that delights them, as he (Adama Barrow) knows what they need and he would do it. He is being highly considered by the youth of Banjul and even elders.” she revealed.

“It was the youths that got him to power, and it is the youths that would take him back to State House. The youths said their votes would not succumb to bags of rice, not to cooking oil, not D500, nor D1000. All of them are keeping their votes for President Adama Barrow.”

Also speaking, James F. Gomez, Minister of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters, said that they who were in the political scene have seen that before 5 years Adama Barrow has done something none has ever done yet.

He told the crowd that if they elect Adama Barrow, they would see something never seen before in the city’s infrastructural development.

“I do not just want a win for Adama Barrow. But I want a landslide majority in Banjul, which no one has ever had in the history of the country.”

Henry Gomez Snr, leader of The Gambia Party for Democracy and Progress (GPDP), who was also among the list of speakers, first paid glowing tribute to the late former president, Sir Dawda Jawara and prayed that his soul rests in peace.

“The late president has done his part for 30 years and gone, Yaya Jammeh has also done his part for 22 years and he is gone, and now it is the time of President Adama Barrow. Banjul, mosquitoes were biting and the smell of the dirty water is felt everywhere. No one wanted to come to Banjul, but let’s thank President Barrow for his clean heart.” 

He urged the people to manifest their undying love for President Barrow by voting for him in their numbers in the forthcoming polls.

The event was punctuated with presentations of cash and football materials to Banjul Football teams which was made by their Excellencies, the First and Second Ladies. 

The materials were donated by Henry Gomes, who said did it because of his loyalty to Barrow and his love for the country and the youths in particular.

              The event was graced by officials, eminent Banjul leaders and elders, musicians, loyalists and supporters.

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