Panafrican News Agency

Gambia’s electoral body sets October 30 for nomination of presidential candidates

Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambia Independent Electoral Commission has announced that it will start receiving nomination  papers from presidential candidates on 30 October for the 4 December elections. 

A statement signed by Alieu Momarr Njie, Chairman of the IEC, and made available to PANA Wednesday stated: “The independent Electoral commission, in exercise of its mandate under section 46 of the Constitution of The Gambia and Section 40 of the Elections Act, wishes to inform the general public that election to the office of president of the Republic of The Gambia will be conducted on Saturday 4th December 2021."

The statement further said the ICE, acting under Section 47 of the Constitution and 42(1) of the Elections Act, "will receive nomination of candidates for the said election of president of the Gambia from 30th October 2021 to 5th November 2021 between the hours of 8 0’clock in the afternoon at the IEC Headquarters, Bertial Harding Highway, about 10km outside Banjul".

“In exercise of its powers given in Section 85 of the Elections Act, the IEC also announces that the campaign period for the said election will be held from Tuesday ,9th November 2021, to Thursday, 2nd December 2021."

The IEC also notified Gambians that, under Section 5(2) of the Elections Act, "the appointed Returning Officer for the Election of the office of the president of the Republic of The Gambia is Alieu Momarr Njie, Chairman of the IEC, and nomination papers can be collected from the IEC Headquarters from 30th September 2021".

-0-PANA  MSS/RA 8Sept2021