Aug 16, 2011, 3:19 PM
Today is the day set aside by the Gambia National Olympic Committee for its members to go to the polls at 5pm to elect a president, after a tempestuous and controversial campaign that has been hitting the headlines in the local media in the past months.
The much talked about GNOC presidential position has since last July been vacant following the conviction of its former president Lang Tombong Tamba, who was sentenced by the high court of The
Reports have it that only two candidates have confirmed their interest in vying for the GNOC top job.
They are Momodou Dibba, former Secretary General of the Gambia Football Association, and Abdoulie "Baks" Touray, who had a successful 20-year spell as General Secretary of the Gambia National Olympic Committee.
The election, initially scheduled for October 16, will now take place on Wednesday, 20 October at the GNOC Olympic House, following the National Sports Council's request that the GNOC stick to the constitutional provision of 30 days.