SIC convenes emergency meeting
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The Supreme Islamic Council (SIC) convened an emergency meeting during the course of last week, where it reportedly discussed growing concerns in the country.
Alhaji Cherno Banding Drammeh, the president of SIC, told the Daily Observer the meeting took place after the inauguration of their new council complex by President Jammeh on Thursday.
"I called the executive members of the council and held an emergency meeting to discuss the president's concerns and his directives," Alhaji Banding Drammeh confirmed.
According to him, the executive agreed unanimously on the outcome of the meeting. He further described it as successful.
However, he declined to further comment on the outcome of the meeting, as the report has already been sent to the head of state for observation. But he promised to release the content, as soon as they receive the reply.
Imam Drammeh described President Jammeh as a truthful man who spares no one when it comes to facing the truth, which is a quality of "good leaders. We all know the president likes his people and his country. We thank him for the good directives, as he is the honorary president and adviser to the council".
President Jammeh had earlier on expressed concerns about the growing differences in Islam and issued a one-week ultimatum urging the council to act accordingly to resolve the said differences.
Author: by Musa Ndow