The eminent Muslim leader from Senegal was in The Gambia to attend the annual “Gamo” of Kerr Ousman Jeng, celebrating the birth of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). During his stay, Serigne Mbaye Sy Mansour has also been received by President Barrow aside from that he also held meetings with high dignitaries of The Gambia and Senegalese community in the country.
The new Khalifa emphasised the importance of strengthening family ties, upholding religious values and hard work. He spoke of the hope which he said people have in President Barrow’s administration, and he prayed for the president to achieve his goals. The Khalifa called on the Gambian leader to be accommodative of people who speak truth to power and to know that as a leader, he should always listen to what his conscience tells him and what he is told. He stressed that leaders have responsibilities as they lead people who have different levels of commitment and kinds of character.
The Khalifa called on everyone, including coalition members, to be truthful and to realise that there cannot be an easy fix for all the challenges that The Gambia faces because of the difficult circumstances that the government inherited. He called for peaceful co-existence, unity and solidarity for the nation to succeed.
Also accompanying the Khalipha were Imam Ratib, Cherno Alieu Mass Kah, leader of the Tivaouane in Banjul, Imam Tafsir Gaye, and representatives of Ahlou Tivaaoune and family of Mam Ousman Jeng, initiator of the annual Gamo of the Tijani Talibehs in Banjul.