By Alagie Manneh
Adama Bah, the co-director of Asset Bantaba and a prominent member of PDOIS, has announced his intention to run for the KMC mayor ship this April.
Mr Bah made this disclosure to The Standard yesterday.
He is the latest among others who expressed interest in the job.
Mr Bah described the the April 12 election as a ‘litmus test’ for the Gambian electorate, adding that the day will decide the political consciousness of the Gambian people as well as define how far we need to go as a people.
Mr Bah, 65, said The Gambia has reached a position where voting for party lines is in fact irrelevant, given the fact that we voted for the coalition not on the basis of party affiliations.
A veteran tourism expert and co-founder of the Association of Small Scale Enterprises, ASSET, Bah said if his party selects the wrong person for the job, “I will not vote for that person. I will only vote for the right person. This is only possible because I know I have the political maturity to decide what is good for my country. “The same thing goes for everyone in this country. I may be wrong but this coming mayoral election is going to be a litmus test for where the Gambian people are politically. I am confident and know that this country will one day progress towards what is right because the political maturity especially within the youths, the future generation is growing by the day,” Mr Bah said.
Read more on aspirant Adama Bah on the Mayors’ Podium tomorrow.