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Parliamentary Elections: PDOIS Led-Coalition Intends to Contest In 42 Constituencies


By Landing Ceesay 

The People’s Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS) led-coalition revealed its intention to contest in 42 constituencies in the April 2022 Parliamentary elections. 

“PDOIS and its partners, APP and Alhaji Mamadi Kurang have so far identified forty-two constituencies as indicated in the addendum to put up candidates in the forthcoming National Assembly Elections; Whereas PDOIS selects its candidates through a primary, while the other partners may have other selection mechanisms dictated by their own constitutions or memoranda of understanding; Whereas, the partners may select candidates relying on their own principles and instruments,” Halifa Sallah the leader of PDOIS stated. 

Sallah who also doubles as the National Assembly Member for Sere Kunda constituency said PDOIS and its partners have agreed to support each other’s candidates in the constituencies they are selected to contest. 

He added that they have entered into a constructive conversation to settle all disputes where there is duplication of candidates. 

“PDOIS and its partners agreed to appoint five mediators, two of whom should be a male and female under 35, and one person with unique physical features to examine the merit of candidates and select the appropriate candidate; the decision of the mediation team on candidature will be final and would be endorsed by all parties and candidates in good faith. All candidates who are not selected would fully participate in the campaign of the successful candidate. All parties to the agreement should begin a consultation process on candidature and participation in the 2022 National Assembly Elections no later than 31st December 2021,” Sallah said. 

The PDOIS leader made these remarks on Monday at a joint press conference held at the party’s headquarters in Sere Kunda. 

The agreement was signed by Halifa Sallah, leader of PDOIS, Ebrahim Bai Biran Jagne, leader of All People’s Party and Alhaji Mamadi Kurang, Independent candidate and leader of Youth for Change. 

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