By Juldeh Njie
The Minister of Interior Mai Ahmad Fatty in consultation with the ministry of lands on Monday convened an emergency stakeholders’ security summit at the chief’s house in Foni Sibanor to discuss ways of reconciling the people of Foni Bintang, especially UDP and APRC militants who had a fracas related to last week’s election.
The Minister for Local government and land Momdou Lamin L Dibba urged the people to be law-abiding and accept that leaders come and go but the Gambia remains. “The Gambia is less than two million people so therefore tribalism or tribal politics should have no place in the country.”
He added that the new government is not interested in tribalism or nepotism and will make sure that the national cake is equally shared. “The Gambia is well respected in the world now for our democratic credentials and we must not tarnish that image,” he said.
Minister of Interior said the meeting was very important and as it is designed to make the citizens feel safe and live in peace and harmony.
He applauded the security services for the good work in maintaining order.
The meeting was attended by all three candidates who contested the seat and regional and local government officials all of who preached peace and the need for continuous harmony existing between the people of the region regardless of political affiliation.