Jul 7, 2021, 1:21 PM
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has announced it has registered 856,719 Gambians for the 2021 Presidential Election slated for 4 December.
In an interview, Fatou Jatta, an NPP supporter told this medium that the victory is clear and that’s all Gambians wished, while commending the IEC for taking their time and producing accurate results to the people.
She added that the opposition should accept the outcome of the results and come together to work for the development of the country. She said, “This country has a great history in terms of peaceful coexistence which everyone should embrace for national unity.”
Abdoulie Sanneh, a UDP supporter who expressed sentiment after losing the election raised doubt over final results produced by the electoral body. He said the wait for the final results never happened in the history of the country’s election, adding investigation should be carried out to know the reason behind inspite of the IEC chairman’s pronouncement in giving accurate results to avoid confrontation.
“I have seen different posts on social media insulting the Mandinka tribe. That should stop and we should embrace our family ties. The country has a long way to go and no one should be allowed to divide us. We have to let our leaders proceed to court to seek for redress on the outcome of the results.”
Mariama Njang called on Gambians not to trade the peace and stability of the Gambia for anything. She said the Gambia is bigger than any politician or political party.
“Let’s continue to live and love each other as one people. Let’s stop the insults, hating each other for no reason. Let us do away with anything that will hinder the peace and stability of our nation. Let’s think about the sick people in the hospitals, let’s think about the old people, let’s think about women and children, and let’s think about the differently abled people.”
“Let’s go away from tribalism, segregation, discrimination, selfishness because it will take us nowhere.”
The Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (TANGO) in partnership with Transitional Justice groups on Saturday held a national stakeholder conference to discuss the way forward in the quest for The Gambia to have a new constitution.
Essa Mbye Faal, who contested the recently concluded election, has recanted his rejection of the results that was declared by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and congratulated President Adama Barrow on his victory to continue steering the affairs of the Gambian people.