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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Former Kiang Central NAM passes away

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Family sources confirmed that Babanding K. Daffeh suffered a brief illness and died while admitted at the Kanifing Hospital.

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Babanding worked as program officer for the UN-World Food Program until 2006 when he resigned to contest for the Kiang Central constituency seat, which he won as a UDP-sponsored candidate. 

When UDP boycotted the 2013 parliamentary elections, he declared his resignation from that party to enable him contest as an independent candidate, but lost to an APRC candidate in a closely fought race. 

Speaking of the late former NAM, a family member, Sheikh Alkinky Sanyang told The Standard: “News of Babanding’s death came as a shock to the family. He had a brief illness and died.” 

He continued: “Babanding has built at least five mosques in his constituency. In addition to the children of his family relatives, he has educated at least 50 children from 1979 to date. These were children whose parents could not pay their school fees. He brought them to his home and took care of them. Some are still in school, but more than 20 of them have graduated from university.”

 Babanding was survived by 15 children – nine male and 6 female.

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