The late Fakebba Colley, a United Democratic Party National Assembly Member for Kiang West, was laid to rest yesterday at his residence in Nema Kunku.
MP Colley died on Saturday at his house in Nema Kunku. He is survived by nine children.
His body was accorded a State Funeral at the National Assembly attended by ministers, his fellow NAMs, political party leaders and well wishers.
Addressing mourners at the parliament yesterday, the Minister of Fisheries and National Assembly Matters, James Gomez extended the government and the First Family’s last respect to the late MP.
UDP leader Ousainu Darboe, who hardly managed to fight back tears as he took to the floor of the National Assembly to remember Colley, said the departed soul’s loyalty to UDP is unquestionable.
He said the late Colley was an accomplished person and a man of integrity, sincere to what he does.
“I won’t talk about him in the past; I would always speak of him in the present. He is committed to his nation and his loyalty to the United Democratic Party is unquestionable,” Darboe said. Later in the day, thousands of people gathered in Nema to lay his remains to rest.