May 5, 2010, 11:59 AM
The Independent Electoral Commission Saturday completed the final nomination of candidates for the forthcoming Local Government Elections, with interesting developments in Banjul as three independent candidates get ready to challenge Samba Faal of the APRC in the battle for the mayoral seat in Banjul.
At the close of nomination on Saturday, the ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) fielded candidates for the position of mayor for Banjul City and Kanifing Municipal Councils, the IEC said in a press release.
Three independent candidates, according to the IEC, were also nominated for the position of mayor for Banjul City Council, and one independent candidate was nominated for the position of mayor for Kanifing Municipal Council.
It said nominations of 114 candidates for the position of councillor were duly received and accepted from the APRC, while nominations of 10 candidates for the office councillor were received and accepted from the opposition National Reconciliation Party (NRP).
Forty independent candidates are vying for councillorship, the IEC added.
The Local Government Elections, slated for 4th April, will see yet another boycott by the main opposition parties, who also boycotted last year’s National Assembly elections after declaring that they were “pushed not to participate in the National Assembly elections”.