Martin, the nominated Independent candidate for Mayor for the Kanifing
Municipal Council has tendered his withdrawal from contesting the Local
Government Elections slated for May 12, 2018, according to IEC.
It is in accordance with Section 51 Subsection (1) of the Election Act.
In the same vein, Alpha Ousman Jallow, the nominated Independent candidate for Chairmanship for the Brikama Area Council has also tendered his withdrawal from contesting the election.
In pursuance of Section 51 Subsection (1) of the same act, the returning officers, Lamin Cham and Samboujang Njie have filled in their acceptance of withdrawal forms and handed over to them.
In a similar vein, the IEC wishes to clarify that other than the colours of the registered political parties, any other colour can be given or approved for any independent candidate.
“The IEC urges all parties to stick to their approved colour not use the colour of any of the registered political parties.”