Muslim Congress Party

The Muslim Congress Party was a political party in the Gambia. The party was founded during the pre-independence period to represent the Muslim population in the colony of Bathurst (now Banjul). The party was led by I. Garba-Jahumpa.[1] The party emerged from the Bathurst Young Muslim Society.[2]

Garba-Jahumpa won one of the three directly elected seat in the Legislative Council in 1951 and 1954, as the MCP candidate.[3] It contested the 1960 election in alliance with the People's Progressive Party (which was based in the rural areas).[2]

Ahead of the 1962 election, the MCP merged with the Democratic Party to form the Democratic Congress Alliance.[1]


  1. 1 2 Democracy in The Gambia by Carlene J Edie
  2. 1 2 Hughes, Arnold. From Green Uprising to National Reconciliation: The People's Progressive Party in the Gambia 1959-1973, in Canadian Journal of African Studies / Revue Canadienne des Études Africaines, Vol. 9, No. 1. (1975), pp. 61-74.
  3. Hughes, Arnold ; Perfect, Davi. Trade Unionism in the Gambia , in African Affairs, Vol. 88, No. 353. (Oct., 1989), pp. 549-572.
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