Mar 15, 2021, 12:51 PM
The Gambia’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Mamour Jobe, who died on Saturday after battling a brief illness was yesterday laid to rest at his residence at Sinchu Alhagie. He was 61.
Mr. Njai was speaking to journalists and Civil Society Organisations during the IEC’s monthly election briefings on Tuesday; held in a local hotel at Kotu.
"Every party is allowed to send an agent to witness every process of the voting system. As you know, we are using the balloon box and make sure all political party agents are there when the balloon boxes are empty and seal them in their presence and take the serial numbers."
He said after voting, the IEC officers and party agents will agree how to vote, record and sign all election documents transparently to avoid conflict at all.
He added that prior to the voting, all party agents will lay hands on voters list of their various polling stations.
Speaking further, he said, all electorates will vote where they registered except the security officers and IEC staff who are allowed to vote at the posting polling stations.
He noted that agents having a list of voters in all polling stations and knowing the security personnel on the ground would ensure the vote tally if counted.
"That is why we are always trying so that no forces or authority can influence the voting pattern of the IEC," he said.
The IEC top official said the IEC is always working with political party agents from the beginning to the end of the election to enable them know the outcome of the election.
"So the election is very transparent, accurate and fair," he emphasised .
Further justifying transparency and fairness of Gambia's election, he said, the IEC has allowed all political parties to have agents in all voter registration stations across the country so that they understand the registration process. “They had the right to complain on anything regarding the vote issuing process in accordance with the election Act.”
However, Chairman Njai said the electoral commission has not received any complaint from any registration centre about the issuing of the voters cards.
The chairperson of the National Association of Cooperative Credit Union of The Gambia (NACCUG), Alieu Bittay has disclosed that NACCUG’s saving during the period increased from D1.3 billion in December 2019 to 1.5 billion in December 2020 representing a growth rate of 19% .
The president of ECOWAS Citizens in The Gambia Michel Pokpaye Kuivogui has called on all ECOWAS citizens in the Gambia to join in efforts of the Gambia government to preserve and maintain peace and security.
The Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) under the leadership of Talib Ahmed Bensouda on Thursday inaugurated the new market project of Latrikunda Sabiji worth D14 million.