Bakary Badjie, a former nominated youth councilor of KMC and human rights activist has declared his intention to run for mayor of the KMC, a statement released by his campaign team said yesterday.
According to the statement, Badjie ‘s interest to contest followed widespread consultations and encouragement with and from different groups of young people and stakeholders interested in electing a competent mayor who understands the council’s functions as well as the challenges impeding its efficiency.
“Under a new democratic dispensation, KMC today, more than ever, needs a dynamic person who has an impeccable character and his passionate about the plight of Gambians. Mr Badjie has demonstrated all these attributes including championing the cause for a just, equitable and prosperous society,” the statement said, It also described Mr Badjie as a person of integrity and foresight, who stood for The Gambia at its dire time of need and would therefore always defend the interest of the people of the Kanifing municipality.
Bakary Badjie was born in Serrekunda and grew up in Ebo Town in the Kanifing municipality. He is widely known for his youth work and his participation in local government administration across the country. He is also a committed human rights activist, as well as a volunteer for different NGOs in The Gambia and around the African continent.