More than 20 Gambians want to run for president in December

Written by Saja


More than 20 Gambians want to run for president in December 2021. With the election less than five months, here are some of the presidential aspirants: 

President Adama Barrow 

He wants Gambians to give him a second term to complete his "projects". He was an estate manager before running for president in 2016.  

Ousainou Darboe 

A former Vice President under Barrow, he is the leader of the UDP. Darboe is a retired lawyer. 

Halifa Sallah 

He was one of the most prominent leaders in the opposition coalition that ended Jammeh's 22-year-old rule. Halifa is the presidential candidate for the PDOIS. 

Mama Kandeh 

He's the leader of the GDC. Mama is a former National Assembly member for Jimara Constituency in the URR.  

Dr. Ismaila Ceesay 

He's the country's youngest party leader. A Ph.D. holder, Dr. Ceesay is a lecturer at the University of The Gambia.  

Bakary Bunja Darboe 

Best known for being Sir Dawda Jawara's vice president, BB Darboe's party, GFA was established in 2019.  

Mai Ahmad Fatty 

His party, GMC was formed in 2009. A former minister in Barrow's administration, Mai was an active advisor to President Barrow. 

Other presidential aspirants include ANRD's Lamin Bojang, DP's Yusupha Dumbuya, GANU's Sheikh Tijan Hydara, NUP's Ousman Jammeh and APP's Gumbo Touray. 

Essa Faal, Baba Galleh Jallow, Kitabu Fatty, Marie Sock, Bankole Yao Jojo Ahadzie (Banky),  Alhagie Mamadi Kurang, Ebrima Manneh, Touma Njai, Amadou Kanteh and Tamsir Jasseh also wants to be president and commander in chief.