After long delay: Gambia Supreme Islamic Council elects new president

EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA:- Sheikh Ustass Essa Darboe, a renowned Gambian Islamic scholar and the head of Tadamun Islamic Institute has been elected as the president of the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC).

Ustass Darboe, who was elected at the just concluded GSIC congress in Kanifing, will succeed the long term president Alh. Muhammad Lamin Touray.

105 Delegates comprising of 15 Imams from each administrative region across the country and the Executive voted during the much talked about election.

Sheikh Essa Darboe was elected with 89 votes, followed by Sheikh Muhammed Lamin Kanteh with 11, and Sheikh Cherno Darboe collected 5 votes out of the possible 105.

The newly installed executives will run the affairs of the GSIC for the next 5 years.

The elected executives are as follows:

PRESIDENT – Sh. Essa Darboe

1st VICE PRESIDENT- Qadi Omar Secka

2nd VICE PRESIDENT – Sh. Ibrahim Masaneh Jarju

SECRETARY GENERAL – Dr. Muhammad Al-Amin Sillah

ASS. SG – Sh. Omar Danso

DEPUTY ASS. SG (ARABIC) – Sh. Kemo Fatty

DEPUTY ASS. SG (ENGLISH) – Sh. Hamma Jaiteh

TREASURER – Sh. Ibrahim Jagana

ASS. TREASURER – Sh. Dawud Jawo


ASS. INTERNAL AUDITOR – Sh. Ibrahim Hassan Cham

Addressing the gathering, Sheikh Darboe thanked the delegates for the trust and confidence they bestowed on him and his team.

He promised that they will do their utmost best to establish unity in Supreme Islamic Council and among the Muslims in the country.

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