PDOIS to complete selection of candidates for Local Gov’t Elections

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Central Committee of the People’s Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS) had earlier informed the general public that since the December first democratic change was meant to bring about a transitional state that would give Gambia a new start and all Gambians the opportunity to take ownership of their country irrespective of party affiliation, it has mandated  its ward and regional Committees to select their candidates and hold consensus building initiatives or primaries where more than one person applies for candidature. In the spirit of Coalition or united front building for this transitional period, the PDOIS Committees are further mandated to organise primaries between PDOIS candidates and other candidates who may not wish to stand on a PDOIS ticket to come up with a flag bearer who will be supported to contest elections.

The Central Committee hereby takes this opportunity to inform the public that selection of candidates has taken place in 31 wards while other committees are either in the process of doing their selection or are waiting for directives to commence consensus building or hold primaries. This process is now scheduled to be completed by 24th February 2018.

With regards to the Mayoral or Chairpersonship Elections, the KMC has two PDOIS Candidates for the Mayoral contest and one Independent Candidate who has indicated readiness to participate in a primary with a PDOIS candidate to have a common flag bearer.

A Committee has been set up by PDOIS to discuss with the applicants for councillorship for the Jareng and Bartess Wards. Consensus building discussion with the Mayoral candidates for the KMC has begun and should be completed before 24th February 2018.

The Central Committee is further requesting for Committees to leave the door open for any negotiation with any candidate who wishes to be part of a coalition or united front selection exercise for the respective electoral contests.

Those who are selected as PDOIS candidates so far are as follows:

ADMINISTRATIVE AREA

CONSTITUENCY

WARD

CANDIDATE

BANJUL

BANJUL SOUTH

Half Die Ward

Dawda Haffner

Portuguese Town Ward

Alhagi Massireh Njie

BANJUL CENTRAL

New Town East Ward

Mamour Touray

BANJUL NORTH

Box Bar Ward

Shiekh Tijan Jagne

Campama Ward

Abdoulie Ceesay

KANIFING MUNICIPALITY

SERREKUNDA

London Corner Ward

Musa Cham

SERREKUNDA WEST

Latrikunda German Ward

Sheriff M. Fall

Kololi Ward

Peter Mendy

Manjai Kunda/ Kotu Ward

Modou Lamin Keita

BUNDUNGKA KUNDA

Mauritanie

Alhagi Sillah

WEST COAST REGION

BUSUMBALA

Lamin Ward

John Bass

OLD YUNDUM

Kunkujang Ward

Fatou Janneh

NORTH BANK REGION

LOWER NIUMI

Essau Ward

Alieu Cham

UPPER NIUMI

Prince Ward

Kabo Bakayoko

Pakau Njogu Ward

Momodou B. Jallow

JOKADU

Darsilameh Ward

Bakary Saidy

Kuntair Ward

Babou Jobe

SABACH SANJAL

Sanjal Ward

Pa Abdou Boye

CENTRAL RIVER REGION

NIANI

Kuntaur Ward

Kebba Drammeh

LOWER SALOUM

Kaur Janneh Kunda Ward

Momodou Kassama

SAMI

Banni Ward

Adama Ceesay

Karantaba Ward

Samba Jobe

UPPER FULLADU WEST

Bansang Ward

Bolleh Mbye

Galleh Ward

Malick Ceesay

Daru Ward

Alieu Suwareh

NIANIJA

Chamen Ward

Rakie Cham

UPPER RIVER REGION

WULI WEST

Jah Kunda Ward

Lamin Fatty

Sutukonding Ward

Saibeh Juwara

WULI EAST

Foday Kunda Ward

Saja F.K. Kamateh

Baja Kunda Ward

Omar Garry

 

 

 

 

Edrisa Jallow   

for Secretary General  Date: 20/02/2018