By Halimatou Ceesay
The People Progressive Party (PPP) on Friday 16th March, nominated eight candidates out of Nineteenth Wards within Kanifing Municipality for the upcoming local government councillorship elections at the IEC Kanifing Regional office.
The candidates were accompanied to the election house by hundreds of supporters who dressed in their party colour, singing and dancing whilst their candidates took turn to present their credentials to the IEC returning officer Lamin Cham.
Isidore Jatta contesting Manjai/Kotu Ward said if elected he will address the issue of bad roads in his ward and the issue of football field as there is no football field in his ward.
Abdoulie M. Sanyang, Tallinding South Ward said that he has been always the servant of the people and also have been working directly with the community.
“My community chose me to represent them because they know that I can fully represent them,” he said.
He said if elected he will address the issue of waste management and youth centre as Tallinding doesn’t have any leisure centre for youths, despite having many organisations.
Contesting for Latrikunda Yiringanya Ward Abdoulie Prerra said he had served Latrikunda for some time and has lots of experience and he is ready to serve his people.
In addition “since I left the position for the past years everything stop and there was no development for the past 5 years that’s why I want to contest and give back the people what they were lacking for the past 5 years.”
Alieu Mawdoh Sallah London Corner Ward contestant said this is his second time of contesting, and he did some development works, “however there are some projects that are pending and I would like to complete them. Among them are fencing of football field and build a skills centre for the youths and if elected I will ensure I achieve that within a short period of time,” he said.
He feel confident of been elected in office again because he served his people well for the past years.
Samba Cham Contesting Tallinding North Ward said if elected he will make sure to develop his community.
Mustapha Touray contesting Bartez Ward said the people of Serekunda needs a competent person like him in order to empower women and youths in order to promote agricultural sector and skills.
Seedy Mbenga for Banta-Ba/Borehole Ward said that if elected he will fulfil the wishes of his people.
Fajikunda Ward Contestant Pa Sainey Jallow said if elected he will address the issues of water and poor condition the community.