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‘There is no Coalition or Independent Coalition Candidate’: IEC Chairman

Mar 21, 2017, 9:59 AM | Article By: Kaddijatou Jawo

The Independent Electoral Commission has stated categorically clear that there is no Coalition or Independent Coalition candidate, among those nominated to vie for National Assembly seats.

This clarification was prompted by the fact that certain candidates sponsored by parties or Independent candidates “are presenting themselves to the electorate as ‘Coalition candidates’.”

According to what obtains with the Commission, the IEC statement noted, “there was no candidate among the 239 candidates vying for the 53 constituencies, who has been sponsored by a party known as the “Coalition or Independent Coalition candidate”.

The Independent Electoral Commission, therefore, warned all those candidates involved in this act to desist from it or “risk getting their nomination revoked”.

“As campaign has already begun, the IEC is reminding all stakeholders to be tolerant with each other so that we can have peaceful elections,” stated the IEC.