Halifa is a ‘patriotic citizen and a politician of a difference’ says Mayor Colley

Lord Mayor Yankuba Colley of the Kanifing Municipal Council who is also the National Mobiliser of Gambia`s former ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) party has described Halifa Sallah as ‘a patriotic citizen and a politician of a difference’.

Halifa Sallah the Secretary General of the People`s Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS) approach in handling The Gambia`s 2016 December controversial presidential election is applauded by most Gambians irrespective of political affiliation.

According to Mayor Colley, Mr. Sallah ‘did a wonderful work during the political impasse’ and ‘puts Gambia`s interest first on his agenda’. He added that ‘how Gambia should be in peace and tranquillity is Halifa`s first thought.’

Sallah is admired by many Gambians from different ethnic and religious backgrounds for his oratory skills in grounding his political messages and arguments on statutory and policy materials for an enlightened society.

He was the face of The Gambia`s 2016-2017 political impasse and used his calm demeanour in controlling a fragile national situation amidst rumours of ‘war and violence’, as thousands flee to neighbouring countries including his coalition counterparts.

Just like most young Gambians keen to participating in public and national affairs, Mayor Colley is one of those who benefited from Sallah`s mentorship. He said: “I have been in some situations where problems could come in and as an elderly, he called my attention.

“Then I was very youthful, he gives me a fruitful advice, I always take. I hold him at high esteem. I can always work with him; he is a very good listener.”


  1. Adama M.C Cham

    May 31, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Gambian will not appreciate and value visionary and exemplary leaders like Halifa Sallah until they lost them then they start to remember and honour them by naming Institutions after them. Just imagine a government under Halifa Sallah ‘s PRESIDENCY it will be one unique in whole world.A country can only be run by a knowledgeable,responsible and Tackful leaders

    • PA amadou jallow

      June 2, 2017 at 9:55 am

      Sincerely I agree with whatever the truth is about such a rare breed of a stateman,like Halifa he is a man of love for all love for nation and love for human progress and development I concord with one of the writers that a presidency under Halifa believe me The Gambia will withness,a self reliant nation and respect for the rule of law infact I will be convinced that other nations will send representatives to The Gambia to learn how we are able to do it he has the admiration of majority of Gambians May Allah further protect him to live much longer to benefit more and more from his inspirations

  2. Lamin Jarjusey

    June 2, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Well said. He is such a visionary, compassionate and truthful person. However, I am not happy with him for not being a cabi
    net member in President Barrow’s government considering his wisdom as a seasoned politician. He was one of the most reliable members of the Coalition to the president. He should atleast serve us either as a minister or a president but not always as a member of the National Assembly… We need him more in “cabinet”…

    • alagie

      September 28, 2017 at 11:21 am

      Indeed bro! That can only be possible if we prioties his leadership and recommend him to lead the country at a visionary state…but not a government where conroversy progress!

  3. Fatou Dolleh

    June 6, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Indeed My Role Modeller Honourable Sallah Is Far Mre Dan A Brave Hero In Puttin Da Gambia Unto Whre We Are Today…The Adjectives I Had In Mouth Cant Just Be Enough To Describe How Is Of Exemplary En Idustrious With Love En Caring To Da Gambian Masses.Honourable U Wil Be Da Fourth Gambian Head Afta Wen Dat Square Peg’s Term Had Expird In Sha Allah.I Pray God Gves U Da Lng Life En Wisdom To Put Gambia Unto Da Rite Track.

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