The Alkalo of Bakau, Alhaji Luntang Jaiteh, has pleaded to the people of his town to exercise calm and tranquility during the period of the impending Local Government polls. The town of Bakau, an opposition stronghold until recently when the ruling APRC started commanding influence is expected to be one of the areas that would be keenly contested in the final analysis.
Bakau has two wards to be contested, alongside the Kanifing Municipality mayoral seat.
Speaking to this paper yesterday, Mr. Jaiteh pointed out that people should give the security respect and due regard during the election period, warning that national security has never and would never be compromised.
“We should realize that we are one people, one family and we do intermarry. Elections come and go, but the cordial relationship within ourselves should continue,” he advised, adding that The Gambia has a reputation as peaceful country, Bakau being an epitome of that quality- hence the epithet tourist paradise given to it. “In view of that, I am appealing to the entire people of Bakau to respect the laws and security of this country, and realise that we are one people. I will advise people to go and cast their votes, go home and listen to the radio or television,” he concluded.