The Lord Mayor of the Gambia’s capital, Banjul, on Friday met President-elect Adama Barrow at the Kairaba Beach Hotel.

Abdoulie Bah, who contested for the mayoral position under an independent ticket is showing support and solidarity with the president-elect and congratulated him for the crucial victory.

Speaking to journalist shortly after meeting President-elect Barrow, Mayor Bah said he came to assure the support of the capital city to the new leader. He said he is acting in his capacity as an independent Mayor who came to meet the independent Coalition president-elect.

“I came to assure to him that all Banjul and Gambians are behind him because the will of the people is the will of God,” Mayor Bah said.


The Mayor of Banjul said his discussion with the newly elected president was centered on peace and stability. He emphasised the need for peace to prevail in the country and called for the outgoing president Jammeh and president-elect Barrow to meet and pave a way for lasting peace.

“The president has already accepted the results since day two when the results where declared. Its therefore important for the two leaders to meet for the interest of all Gambians,” he said.