Dr. Ismail Ceesay, CA Presidential Candidate
Following the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) official declaration of the final results of the December 4 presidential election, the Citizens’ Alliance (CA) wishes to congratulate His Excellency, President Adama Barrow on his successful re-election.
We wish to equally congratulate all Gambians, particularly the women, differently abled, the old and young people, for coming out in their large numbers to cast their votes for the candidate of their choice. The voter turnout has been unprecedentedly high.
Mr. President-Elect, Gambians have communicated their trust in you through their votes in anticipation of your fulfilment of campaign promises. We challenge you to roll your sleeves and adequately respond to the many wishes of Gambians and the numerous responsibilities of being a President. As you prepare to steer the affairs of the country for the next five years, CA wishes to assure you (the Head of State) and the Gambian people its commitment towards the new chapter of our beloved country and the consolidation of our nascent democracy.
We join you, the general public and the International Community to call on all Gambians to accept the results, following confirmations of a free, fair and transparent election by the election observers, both domestic and international.
Finally, we cease this opportunity to extend our sincere wishes, gratitude and commendations to the other presidential candidates for fairly participating in this very important electoral process and for conducting a peaceful campaign.
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Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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