Independent Electoral Commission, in accordance with section 2 of Degree 78 of
1996, yesterday nominated Mr. Abdoulie Jallow of Chamen village through the
opposition NRP party for the position of National Assembly Member for Nianija
Constituency in the Jangjangbureh Administrative Area.
to our correspondent in the Central River Region, the Independent Electoral
Commission, has also nominated Mr. Yaya Whan through the ruling APRC party for
the position of National Assembly Member for the same constituency.
elections, slated for 18th December 2008, follow the expulsion of Mr. Dawda
Manneh, the erstwhile National Assembly Member for the said constituency from
the ruling APRC party on whose ticket he was elected to the National Assembly.
Manneh, readers will recall, was arrested on Saturday
13th September 2008 together with one Demba Baldeh, an ex-soldier now working as a Security
Guard at the Central Bank for allegedly trying to smuggle a large quantity of
cannabis sativa, locally called "jamba".
waiting reporters shortly after the nomination, both candidates expressed
optimism that they can win and "have the means of bringing development to the
correspondent also reported that both candidates are expected to attend a
reconciliation meeting at the IEC Regional Office in Jangjangbureh, CRR today Friday.