KMC mayoral aspirant Momodou Jaiteh has withdrawn plans to contest the May 12 elections as an independent candidate and has now joined the camp of independent Bakary Badjie.
Announcing his decision to join Badjie on Tuesday, Mr Jaiteh said: “After making various consultations with family and friends, I have decided to graciously rally behind Bakary Badjie. My decision was taken wholeheartedly, because I have known Bakary Badjie since his childhood time and I have no doubt he is the best candidate among the lot.”

Jaiteh said he also realised that his manifesto and that of Bakary Badjie’s are similar. “So these, among many other reasons, made me to retract my candidature to support him and I am sure he deserves my support.”

Meanwhile, an appreciative Bakary Badjie expressed his delight that his former teacher and mentor has joined his camp. “I am confident Mr Jaiteh made the right decision and together we shall make KMC great again,” he quipped.