Aug 22, 2012, 10:27 AM
A news release issued by the Independent Electoral Commission, IEC, announced that Mr Saidkhan tendered his withdrawal to the IEC.
The IEC added that in keeping with the relevant section of the Election Act, the returning officer, Pa Makan Khan, had filled the acceptance of the withdrawal form and handed it over to Mr Saidykhan.
Meanwhile, the IEC release further stated: “Despite this withdrawal, election will still be contested in the said constituency between the APRC and NRP candidates.”
Mr Saidykhan’s withdrawal brings to two the number of nominated independent candidates whose withdrawal has been announced by the electoral authorities.
first to draw was Pa Modou Njie of