Essa Faal tasks IEC to stop ‘unacceptable political undertaking’ by NPP

Nov 30, 2021, 12:44 PM | Article By: Ali Jaw

Independent presidential aspirant, Essa Mbye Faal has tasked the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to intervene and stop what he describes as the ‘unacceptable political practices’ being employed by the National People’s Party in the ongoing political campaign.


The renowned lawyer, former TRRC lead counsel and now politician, is vying for the Office of the President in the December 4th polls.

Faal’s comments came after he heard of the supposed bribery of electorates, especially those around the rural communities, with money and milling machines by the National People’s Party (NPP) of President Adama Barrow, and also accused the party of interference with the political process.

Faal said that the dishing out of whopping sums of money, machines or such kinds of favour while at the height of election campaign cannot be termed as part of state development plan but instead an election bribery. 

The renowned lawyer also raised the alarm of people complaining of surveillance by the incumbent’s people, which he said, is undone, and thus, urges to be investigated.

He urged the IEC to investigate such claims and put a stiff resistance to it as it is becoming too much at the moment.

However, Faal has controversially already expressed that the country’s election is already being rigged by the incumbent and his people, considering the purportedly crude political activities that are being employed by their campaign team.

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