Lower Baddibu Independent Candidate withdraws from race, says IEC

Friday, March 24, 2017

Kemo Gassama, a nominated Independent Candidate for Lower Baddibu Constituency, has withdrawn from contesting the National Assembly Elections slated for 6 April 2017, a press release from IEC has stated.

The release said:  In accordance with Section 51 subsection (1) of the Elections Act, Mr Kemo Gassama, nominated Independent Candidate for Lower Baddibu Constituency, has tendered his withdrawal from contesting the National Assembly Elections slated for April 6, 2017.

“In pursuance to Section 51 subsection (2) of the same act, the Returning Officer Mr Essa Baldeh has filled the Acceptance of Withdrawal Form and handed it over to Mr Kemo Gassama.”

Despite this withdrawal, election will still be contested in the said constituency between the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC), the United Democratic Party (UDP) and the National Reconciliation Party (NRP) candidates, stated the release, signed by the IEC Chair Alieu Momarr Njai.

Source: Picture: IEC Chair Alieu Momarr Njai