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Day 5 Of Nomination: NPP Candidates Submit Documents To IEC

Abdoulie Ceesay
NPP aspirant for Old Yundum Constituency talking to Kerr Fatou after submitting his nomination papers

By Landing Ceesay

National People’s Party (NPP), sponsored candidates submitted their papers to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) regional offices across the country, on day 5 of the 2022 parliamentary election nomination.

In the Kanifing Municipality (KM),  Amadou S. Leigh, vying for the Serekunda constituency seat, Mustapha Lowe for Serekunda West, Saikou Marong for Latrikunda Sabiji, Fatoumatta K. Jawara for Tallinding Kunjang, and Assan Dampha, for Bakau NPP) submitted their credentials to the IEC office in Kanifing on Wednesday.

Similarly, Lamin Bojang for Brikama North, Malanding B. Jabang for Brikama North, Momodou Bojang for Kombo South, Baba Galleh Jallow for Senementereng, Saikouba Jarju for Busumbala, Essa Dampha for Kombo East, and Abdoulie Ceesay for Old Yundum also sponsored by the NPP in the West Coast Region (WCR) submitted their details to the IEC office in Brikama.

In addition, the National People’s Party (NPP) candidates in other regions including North Bank Region (NBR), Upper River Region (URR), Central River Region (CRR), Lower River Region (LRR) and Banjul submitted their documents to the respective IEC offices in those regions.

Meanwhile, independent aspirant, James F. Mendy for Kombo East also submitted his bid. But Ousman Jallow, independent aspirant for Foni Bondali and National Unity Party aspirant for Old Yundum, Modou A. Njie could not completed their nomination for lacking one or two required documents; which they were asked to acquire and submit to the commission, before the end of the process.

The National Assembly, one of the 3 arms of government, is crucial in a democratic process through its oversight, law-making, representation and resource allocation functions, among others.

While some candidates have received their acceptance letters from the electoral commission, the latest to submit their qualifications are expecting to hear from the commission the fate of their application in the coming days.
This time, unlike the presidential election nomination in 2021, candidates will not be rejected for falling short of qualification prior to the deadline of the end of nomination; instead, they would be allowed to submit outstanding details for consideration, latest 13th March. 

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