The United Democratic Party of Lawyer Ousainaou Darboe has once again recorded yet another political milestone in last night’s local government elections. The party has not only maintained its winning spree but it won big by conquering 7 of the 8 local government council leadership seats. Except Kuntaur Area where the UDP chairmanship candidate Morro  Ousainou Jobarteh narrowly lost to the Gambia Democratic Congress candidate Saihou Jawara, the party of yellow won everywhere, including in Banjul, Kanifing Municipality and Brikama Area Council. The party last month bagged more than half of the area council wards, a performance some analysts thought was below expectations. Whatever political strategy or formula the UDP adopted proved to bring positive results. The party leader’s nationwide political tour ahead of the May 12 vote must not be underestimated. The UDP has miraculously outperformed GDC in many of the latter’s strongholds. The GDC officials must go back to the table and figure out reasons for the party’s low performance. The party might have inflicted self wounds for successfully disqualifying the APRC chairmanship candidate Pa Musa Suso from the race in Basse. The GDC’s petition query is legitimate but it has invited anger within the APRC whose members threatened to teach the party of Mamma Kandeh unforgettable lesson. APRC supporters were advised to either stay at home or vote for the UDP whose leader they respect for not “bent on sending the APRC to the grave.” APRC supporters would not forgive GDC for “plotting to tear the APRC apart through nefarious means.” The APRC did well in both Brikama and Kanifing but fell short of winning a since local government area leadership.

Read below the results of all the local government areas across the country.

Kerewan Area Council
Malamin I L Bojang UDP 16, 486
Abdoulie G Dibba PDOIS 2,115
Abdoulie Jallow GDC 12, 628
Ngui Secka NRP 1,577

Janjangbureh Area Council
Ibrahima Janko Sanneh UDP 9,145
Malang Saibo Camara GDC 7,463
Alhagie A S Boye NRP 1,469
Samba Mbye 1,517

Kntaur Area Council
Morro Ousainou Jobarteh UDP 6,265
Mustapha Jobe NRP 4,595
Saihou Jawara 6,308

Basse Administration area
Foday Danjo UDP 14,109
Ansu Sonko PDOIS. 3,530
Pateh Baldeh GDC 9,767

Banjul Mayoral Election
Abdoulie Bah Independent 2,292
Paul Bass Independent 71
Lizzie Eunson Independent 1,576
Ebou Faye Independent 1,871
Alhagi Jah Independent 118
Rohey Malick Lowe UDP 2,836
Mousa Ndiaye GDC 188
Abdoulie Saine APRC 554
Adama Samba Independent 1,258

Mansakonko Area Council
Landing Sanneh UDP 10, 882
Foday Lang Sarr GDC   4,111

Brikama Area Council
Sheriffo Sonko             UDP        32, 698
Bakary Saibo Camera APRC      24, 697
Fa Ansu Sanneh           GDC           4,760
Lamin Jamba Jammeh Ind           5,363

KANIFING MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
Adama Bah                       PDOIS     2,941
Bakary Badjie                    IND         5, 236
Bubacarr Senghore          IND             330
Dawda Njie (Gerigara)     GDC       2, 246
Francis George Gomez     IND           812
Modou Jenkins IND                            645
Muhamadou (Papa) Njie IND        8, 327
Ousman Rambo Jatta  APRC     17, 392
Talib Ahmed Bensuda  UDP       29, 325

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