President Adama Barrow has used his Eid Al-Adha message to ask Gambians to reconcile for peace and development.

Barrow has been leading a polarised country since his shocked defeat of former president Jammeh in 2017. This has been exacerbated after he fell out with his political godfather Lawyer Ousainou Darboe in 2019.

Speaking to reporters shortly after attending Eid prayer at the King Fahad mosque in Banjul, Barrow thanked Gambians and the Muslim Ummah for bestowing trust in the nation to host the OIC summit in Banjul few months ago.

“My advice to the Gambian people remains the same. Let’s maintain peace and stability. Let’s reconcile as Gambians. In the entire world, the countries that have developed are all peaceful and stable.

“Therefore, if Gambia is peaceful and and stable, we will develop this country. There is no doubt about that. And I will call on Gambians to support me and support the government so that we can develop this country,” he said.

Barrow reiterated his government commitment to developing the country, but added that this development cannot be done without the support of Gambians in embracing peace and unity.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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