Mamma Kandeh, the leader of the opposition Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) has urged Gambians to pray for peace and stability as the small nation tiptoes out of, perhaps, the most delicate periods in her history.
Mamma Kandeh said Christmas in Gambia is a time that brings family and friends together and also enable people to appreciate the love in their lives that they often take for granted.
“Christmas is the season for peace, joy and fellowship with family and friends,” he said.
“As a country, regardless of our political uncertainty, we must continue to pray for peace and stability in our beloved country.
“Let us also stick together as one people to unite our country in this critical period. We need to be people who advocate for peace and unity in an effort to resolve the political uncertainty we find ourselves in.”
Mr Kandeh was one of the opposition candidates that contested against President Yahya Jammeh in the December 1 election, which was won by Adama Barrow of the opposition coalition.
Mr Jammeh initially accepted defeat, but later said it was flawed. Since then tension has heightened in the country.