Momarr Njai, the chairman of Independent Electoral Commission has said that the
IEC in the near future would engage relevant stakeholders in the electoral
process to help map out the future of elections in The Gambia.
He made this remark yesterday during the opening ceremony of seminar for women, youths and people with disabilities and representatives of political parties.
The chairman said that the electoral reforms will take the form of countrywide public consultations and study tours.
“It is hoped that this would provide an all inclusive platform to discuss a wide range of issues that would improve the legal and administrative framework of elections as desired by Gambians,” he said.
Issues regarding demarcation, general voter registration, Diaspora voting and mode of voting, he said would all be discussed.
“Political parties are treated equally without fear or favour under the IEC’s jealously guarded motto of “Fair-play, integrity and transparency.”
He concluded that participation in running the public affairs of a society or nation is not just a privilege but a right, as power is derived from the citizenry of a nation.