In a loaded victory speech following his re-election, Mr Talib Ahmed Bensouda, the Mayor-elect of Kanifing Municipality has pointed out that he will not leave anyone behind and will continue to be a mayor for all.
“I have always been and will continue to be a Mayor for all. To those who did not vote for me, be rest assured that I will listen to your constructive criticisms and work harder. I will not leave you behind! I wish to extend my sincere gratitude to all the residents of Kanifing that voted for me, all those who supported me openly and in the background, and all those who contributed in one way or another to this victory.”
The Lord Mayor further asserted that: “the power of your vote has manifested in the poll results and it sends a clear message that you are eager for development and a better quality of life. I hear you.”
“When I look at KM, I see communities that yearn for progress and development. This election result has demonstrated that people have chosen development and hope over division.”
This is a victory for the whole Kanifing Municipality.
You are the reason why I wake up with full determination every day to make life better in KM. I assure you of my utmost commitment to honor your votes.
“It is together that we will develop our municipality and communities.”
“I ask Allah to assist me to fulfill my role and duties in a way and manner that will enhance social cohesion, unity, and greater development for all.”
“While thanking the UDP party for giving him the opportunity, he send appreciation to various parties and politicians who endorsed him.”
- The Mayor-elect also thanked his opponents for accepting defeat.