By Landing Ceesay
The Gambia Moral Congress (GMC) has this morning won its court case against the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).
“GMC just won its case against the IEC. The Court granted all reliefs against IEC. Justice has prevailed. We are appreciative of the enormous support from my Co-Counsel Mr. L. S Camara of Dandimayo Chambers. Thank you to our GMC loyal supporters and sympathisers both at home and in the Diaspora, and to all Gambians. Grateful to my colleagues in the Bar who supported me one-way or the other. Gambian democracy has been further consolidated. The judiciary is the bastion of our sovereignty. God Bless the Republic of The Gambia,” Mai Ahmed Fatty, leader of the GMC posted on Facebook page earlier today.
The victory of the GMC against the electoral commission came less than 24 hours after Dr Ismaila Ceesay of the Citizens’ Alliance (CA) won a similar case against the commission at the High Court of the Gambia.
Just like Dr Ceesay, the IEC at their press conference on the nomination of the candidates said Mai Ahmed Fatty, the presidential aspirant for GMC has not complied with section 42 subsection 2 (a) of the electoral act, that less than two hundred registered voters in Banjul Administrative Area supported his nomination; as opposed to the legal requirement that a candidate for election to the office of President shall be nominated in the prescribed form 1 part A of the Fourth Schedule by not less than five thousand voters whose names appear in the register of voters, with at least two hundred voters from each Administrative Area.
The Gambia Moral Congress (GMC) filed the case at the High Court in Banjul against the Commission’s decision and the court rule in favour of the party leader on Wednesday (today).