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Constitution Disqualifies Diab To Vie For Bakau Constituency Seat

Raffie Diab
Citizens Alliance

By Buba Gagigo

The 1997 Constitution has disqualified a strong supporter of Citizens Alliance Raffie Diab to vie for the Bakau Constituency seat in the April parliamentary election.

“It is with sadness and regret that I announce my withdrawal as [an] aspirant for the Bakau Constituency in the upcoming National Assembly elections. I just learnt today that under the Gambian Constitution, I am not eligible to contest the National Assembly Elections as I have dual nationality. This is a provision of 1997 Constitution, the supreme law of the land and leaves me with no option but to withdraw my bid for the Bakau Constituency seat.

“I wish all the CA aspiring candidates the best of luck and will work tirelessly to support their campaigns. I will not relent on my quest for a better Gambia for generations to come,” he said in a statement on Facebook on Saturday. 

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