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Sheikh Alhaji Essa Darboe elected President of Supreme Islamic Council

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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.

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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

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