By Omar Bah
The Mayor of Kanifing Municipal Council, Yankuba Colley, has called on Gambians, most especially Parliamentarians to put partisan politics aside and work for the interest of national development.
Mayor Colley was speaking recently at the KMC conference hall whiles presiding over the handing over of seventy cartons of dates to National Assembly Members within the Kanifing Municipality.
The dates were donated to Gambians by President Adama Barrow through the Minister of Women’s Affairs and overseer of the Office of the Vice President.
He urged the parliamentarians to know that the country is bigger than any political party or individual. “We should not allow our political affiliation, religion or tribe to divide us as a nation,” Mayor Colley said.
“I will take myself as an example in the last Mayoral election, some UDP supporters voted for me. So the issue of partisan politics should not divide us, neither should we use it to create hatred among us,” he added.
He said his doors are always open for every Gambian irrespective of party affiliation. “I always believe and I will continue to believe that it is only when we are together that we can achieve our goals.”
“Therefore I will recommend that we put all our differences aside if we want to forge ahead for the interest of national development,” he said.
The KMC mayor also took time to call on the parliamentarians to avoid distributing the dates based on support or party line, “yes they cannot meet the demand but we have to ensure that we share them equally as instructed by the president who is our chief servant.”
He thanked the president on behalf of the people and called on Gambians to pray for the new leadership.
The representative of the MP for Serekunda West Eliman Nyan, assured the Mayor that the dates will be shared equally.