By Hatab Nyang and Louise Jobe
The Gambia Supreme Islamic Council on Sunday 10th January 2021 elected new executive members to run the affairs of the GSIC for the next 5 years.
The Congress was held at the Supreme Islamic Council headquarters in kanifing municipality.
Sheikh Ustass Essa Darboe, a renowned Gambian Islamic scholar and the head of Tadamun Islamic Institute was elected as president.
Ustass Darboe succeeded outgoing president Alh Muhammad Lamin Touray.
The results of votes are as follows:
Sheikh Alh. Essa Darboe 89
Sheikh Muhammed Lamin Kanteh 11
Sheikh Cherno Darboe 5
105 delegates across the country voted during the election.
The Congress elected the New Executive to run the affairs of the GSIC for the next 5 years. The elected executive is as follows:
President – Sh. Essa Foday Darbo
1st VP – Qadi Omar Secka
2nd VP – Sh. Ibrahim Masaneh Jarju
Secretary General – Dr. Muhammad Al-Amin Sillah
Ass. Secretary General – Sh. Omar Danso
Deputy Assistant Secretary General – (Arabic) Sh. Kemo Fatty
Deputy Assistant Secretary General (English) – Sh. Hamma Jaiteh
Treasurer – Sh. Ibrahim Jagana
Assistant Treasurer – Sh. Dawud Jawo
Internal Auditor – Bai Alieu Jabbo
Assistant Internal Auditor – Sh. Ibrahim Hassan Cham