By Landing Ceesay
Her Excellency Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow begged the people in Sanchaba Sulay Jobe to vote for President Adama Barrow (her husband) on December 4.
“You the youths and women you have all seen what the President did for you in the country especially the youths. President Barrow gave you a minister who is a youth who went round the society, identified your problems, and he is solving them. So I am begging you in the name of Prophet Muhammad S.W.A, the gathering is very beautiful and the nomination day was also very beautiful as well. Continuity is very good, so if you want this kind of beautiful gathering to continue and you want President Barrow to continue his work, then you have to re-elect President Barrow on December 4th. ‘Insha Allah’ (God willing), if you re-elect President Barrow, he will continue this kind of work. So I want you to turn these beautiful crowds into votes for President Barrow,” she appealed to the crowd.
Madam Bah-Barrow praised President Adama Barrow’s patience and delivery since coming to power.
“Sanchaba, I am giving you President Adama Barrow, and look after him for us. President Barrow is the one named President no stress. You can do anything to President Barrow and he will still be patient with you because that’s how Allah made him. President Barrow showed that Gambians in the past five years. If someone comes to you and promised to give you something but didn’t do it yet. I think if you see someone who already did it for you, you should follow the person who already did it for you instead of the one who promised and didn’t do it yet,” First Lady said.
The First Lady made these remarks on Monday at a rally organised by supporters of her husband’s National People’s Party (NPP) in Sanchaba Sulay Jobe.
President Adama Barrow, the standard-bearer of the National People’s Party (NPP) currently canvassing votes for a second term, would on December 4 lock horns with his former party and main opposition, the UDP; PDOIS; GDC; National Unity Party; and Essa Mbye Faal, the Independent Candidate.
Barrow who came through a coalition in 2016 is seeking a second term, while each of his 5 opposition candidates is looking for a maiden term in State House.
A historian told this reporter that Madam Bah-Barrow is the second Gambian First Lady who publicly canvassed votes for his husband; after Madam Tuti Faal (former spouse of former president Jammeh) did it in Jammeh’s maiden presidential election campaign in 1996.
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