By Amadou M Jadama
Talib Ahmed Bensouda, who won the hotly contested United Democratic Party primaries to become the paty’s candidate for KMC mayoral election, has vowed that he will not disappoint his party and the people of KMC, saying he has what it takes to win and manage the council.
Speaking to The Standard after winning the primaries Saturday, Bensouda said his victory belongs to all UDP supporters.
“We fought for our democracy and we have the right to exercise our democratic right. This is the victory of democracy and this was possible because of the members and supporters of the Party,” he added.
He applauded his opponents, saying that UDP is a united party and will continue to be united.
“I will contact all my four opponents in the contest to assure them that we are good friends and to seek their support and counseling throughout my journey as the candidate and mayor of KMC,” he said.
Bensouda won 78 votes against 47 of Mustapha Touray in the second round of voting.
The two eliminated Maggidy Touray, Baddi Alpha Jaiteh and Buramanding Jaiteh in the first round of the ballot.