An embarrassing incident happened during President Barrow’s recent tour of roads and sewage projects in Banjul, Freedom Newspaper can reveal. The Banjul Mayor Rohey Lowe suffered a humiliating treatment during the prayer session that was held at the Banjul King Fahad mosque. She wasn’t treated fairly by the Banjul Muslim elders. She was excluded from the prayer session, as there was no chair for her to sit down. There were only three chairs placed in the mosque. The seats were occupied by President Barrow, one of his officials, and Sulayman Samba, a member of the Muslim elders, and former Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service.
The embarrassed Mayor Lowe, who had earlier received President Barrow and his delegation at the mosque, quietly left the mosque in protest. She wasn’t happy with the way she was treated by the Muslim elders of Banjul.
Mayor Lowe was seen in a car waiting for President Barrow at the mosque. She toured Banjul with the President prior to their mosque visit.
Our source was on the ground, when the Mayor patiently waited for Barrow’s entourage. She was shocked upon realizing that the Muslim elders never included her in their mosque prayer program.
As soon as she realized that she was not part of the officials who were lined up to speak at the mosque, she decided to leave the venue. There was also no seat for her to sit.