Mama Kandeh (born 12 July 1965) is a member of the Pan-African Parliament from the Gambia. He is the founding leader of the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) political party, which he formed in the summer of 2016. He ran as a candidate in the Gambian presidential election of 2016 and received 17.1% of the votes.[1]

Mama Kandeh
Personal details
Born (1965-07-12) 12 July 1965 (age 54)
Political partyGambia Democratic Congress (2016–present)
Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (until 2016)


He once attended Crab Island School in Banjul,and Gambia Technical Training Institute [de] (GTTI) in Jeshwang, Serrekunda, Kanifing.[2]

He was formerly a member of the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction, which was the ruling party at the time, but was expelled and formed the GDC.[citation needed]

He pulled 17.8 % of the votes in the Gambian presidential election of 2016.[3]


  1. ^ "The Total Of Final Election Results". Independent Electoral Commission of The Gambia. 5 December 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Gambia 2016: GDC's Mamma Kandeh Nominated". JollofNews. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Why Yahya Jammeh lost". Africa Review. Retrieved 2017-10-11.