Oct 16, 2020, 12:02 PM
The Niamina West Constituency by -elections was set to take place in April to elect a new representative of the people after the death of Hon. Demba Sowe but was later postponed by the IEC.
According to the Commission, this is in accordance with Section 19 subsection 3 of the 1997 Constitution of The Gambia and Section 84 of the Elections Act.
Meanwhile, the by-election for Kerr Jarga Ward in the Jokadu Constituency in Kerewan Area Council is slated to take place on the same date pursuant to section 23 of the Local Government Act.
The release further states that candidates can collect nomination papers from Janjangbureh and Kerewan Regional Offices or the Election House from 5 October 2020 to Saturday 24 October 2020.
Following consultations with the Attorney General and Minister for Justice, the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission will resume its public hearings on June 8, 2020. The decision to resume hearings was taken at a meeting of Commissioners, Secretariat staff and the Legal Unit on Monday, May 11.
Police Sergeant Modou Dinka on Wednesday testified before the Banjul High Court in the rape and robbery trial involving Ismaila Ndong.