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IEC Accepts Nominations of 6 Presidential Candidates, Rejects 15 Aspirants

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By Yankuba Jallow

Alieu Momarr Njai, the Returning Officer and Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Saturday said the Commission has accepted six out of the twenty-five presidential aspirants while rejecting the rest for failing to fulfil all the legal requirements to contest.

Nominations began on the 30th October and ended on Friday, 5th November 2021 all at the Elections House in Kanifing.

Notably, Lawyer Mai Ahmed Fatty, Dr Ismaila Ceesay, Alhaji Mamadi Kurang and Ebrima Tabora Manneh have all been rejected while President Adama Barrow, Honourable Halifa Sallah, Lawyer Ousainou Darboe and Mamma Kandeh have all been accepted.

Below is the full statement of Chairman Njaj on the outcome of the nomination.

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Following the successful completion of the nomination of candidates for the contest of the Presidential Election of 4th December 2021 and after a thorough and careful review of all the nomination papers submitted to the Independent Electoral Commission by the various aspirants, I hereby give the outcome of the nomination of candidates as follows:

CANCELLATION OF NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES

.MATTHEW GOMEZ – INDEPENDENT

2. GFA

3. APP

APP

4. TAMSIR M. JASSEY -INDEPENDENT

5. MAMADOU BAH – INDEPENDENT

DISQUALIFIED CANDIDATES

1. JOSEPH HENRY JOOF – INDEPENDENT

He did not comply with S. 42 (2) (a) of the Elections Act (2009), in the sense that he submitted support of nomination by registered voters on notebooks and not on the legally prescribed form.

In some Administrative Areas, where he submitted support of nomination by registered voters on the legally prescribed form, he submitted the support of nomination of less than two hundred registered voters 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 being drawn from each administrative Area.

Joseph Henry Joof’s nomination is hereby rejected in accordance with section 47 (1) of the Elections Act.

2. MARIE SOCK – INDEPENDENT

She failed on 42 (2)(a); being that she did not submit the legally required number of support to nomination by registered voters.

She did not fulfill the legal requirement contained in S. 42 (3) that “Every nomination under subsection (2) shall be subscribed by the candidate who shall make the declaration contained in the relevant Form and by the persons nominating him or her.

Sne did not submit a signed code of campaign ethics as per S. 92 (2) of the Elections Act.

She did not submit the assets declaration form as per S. 42 (7) of the Elections Act

Marie Sock’s nomination is hereby rejected in accordance with section 47 (1) of the Elections Act.

3. ALHAJI MAMADI KURANG- INDEPENDENT

He submitted nomination forms in the name of an unregistered Political Party, namely G. Y. C. /CHANGE.

He did not comply with 42 (2(a); being that, he did not submit the legally required number of support to nomination by registered voters.

Alhaji Mamadi Kurang’s nomination is hereby rejected in accordance with section 47 (1) of the Elections Act.

4. EBRIMA TABORA MANNEH – INDEPENDENT

He submitted symbol in the name of an unregistered political party (PAP).

He did not comply with S. 42 (2) (a) of the Elections Act, being that, he submitted support of nomination by less than five thousand registered voters.

Ebrima Tabora Manneh’s nomination is hereby rejected in accordance with section 47 (1) of the Elections Act.

5. MOMODOU BAH – INDEPENDENT

He did not comply with S. 42 (2) (a) in the sense that he submitted support of nominations by less than Five Thousand registered voters only from Wesr Coast Region and none from the other Administrative Areas.

Momodou Bah’s nomination is hereby rejected in accordance with section 47 (1) of the Elections Act.

6. BANKOLE YAO JOJO AHADZIE

He did not comply with S. 42 (2) (a) being that he submitted support of nomination by less than two hundred registered voters from some Administrative Areas.

Bankole Yao Jojo Ahadzie’s nomination is hereby rejected in accordance with section 47 (1) of the Elections Act.

7. LAMIN SATOU BOJANG – ARND

He did not comply with section 42 subsection 2 (a) in the sense that he submitted support of nomination by less than five thousand registered voters.

Lamin Satou Bojang’ s nomination is hereby rejected in accordance with section 47 (1) of the Elections Act.

8. MAI AHMED FATTY -GMC

He has not complied with S. 42 (2) (a) being that, in Banjul Administrative Area, he submitted the support of nomination by less than two hundred registered voters, 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.

Mai Ahmed Fatty’s nomination is hereby rejected in accordance with section 47(1) of the Elections Act.

9. MAMADI K. S. CAMARA – INDEPENDENT

He did not comply with S. 42 (2) (a) being that, he submitted support of nomination by less than five thousand registered voters.

He did not comply with S. 42 (3) of the Elections Act, that he did not submit a declaration contained in the relevant form.

He did not comply with S. 42 (7) of the Elections Act, that he did not submit his assets declaration on the legally prescribed form.

He did not submit his Code of Campaign Ethics and thus not complying with S. 92 (2) of Elections Act.

Mamadi K.S. Camara’s nomination is hereby rejected in accordance with section 47 (1) of the Elections Act.

10. ISMAILA CEESAY -CA

He has not complied with S. 42 (2) (a) in that, in Banjul Administrative Area, he submitted the support of nomination by less than two hundred registered voters, 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.

Ismaila Ceesay’s nomination is hereby rejected in accordance with section 47(1) of the Elections Act.

11.SHEIKH TIJAN HYDARA – GANU

He has not complied with Section 42 (2) (a) being that, in Banjul Administrative Area and Mansakonko Administrative Area, he submitted the support of nomination by less than two hundred registered voters respectively ass 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 whose names appear in the register of voters, with at least two hundred voters from each Administrative Area.

Sheikh Tijan Hydara’s nomination is hereby rejected in accordance with section 47 (1) of the Elections Act.

12. ALIEU SOWE -GAP

The nomination of Alieu Sowe is hereby nullified by the Independent Electoral Commission due to the fact that forgery has been detected on support of nomination form. This is classified as an offence in

S.112 (a) of the Elections Act.

Alieu Sowe’s nomination is hereby rejected in accordance with section 47 (1) of

the Elections Act.

13.SHEIKH MATARR NYANG – INDEPENDENT

He did not comply with S. 42 (2) (a) in the sense that he submitted support of nomination by less than five thousand registered voters as opposed to the legally required number.

Sheikh Matarr Nyang’s nomination is hereby rejected in accordance with section 47 (1) of the Elections Act.

14. PAPA FAAL – INDEPENDENT

He has not complied with S., 42 (2) (a) of the Elections Act, being that, in Mansakonko Administrative Area, he submitted the support of nomination by less than two hundred registered voters, 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 Scheduled  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.

Papa Faal’s nomination is hereby rejected in accordance with Section 47 (1) of the Elections Act.

15.YUSUPHA A. DUMBUYA -DP

He has not complied with S. 42 (2) (a) being that, he submitted the support of nomination by less than five thousand registered voters as opposed to the legally prescribed number of at least five thousand registered voters.

Yusupha A. Dumbuya’s nomination is hereby rejected in accordance with section 47 (1) of the Elections Act.

QUALIFIED AND ACCEPTED CANDIDATES

  1. UDP – A.N.M. OUSAINU DARBOE

He is duly nominated. A.N.M. Ousainu Darbo’s nomination is hereby accepted in accordance with section 46 (1) of the Elections Act.

  • GDC: MAMMA KANDEH

He is duly nominated. Mamma Kandeh’s nomination is hereby accepted in accordance with section 46 (1) of the Elections Act.

  • PDOIS – HALIFA BABOUCARR SALLAH

He is duly nominated. Halifa Baboucarr Sallah’s nomination is hereby accepted in accordance with section 46 (1) of the Elections Act.

  • NPP-ADAMA BARROW

He is duly nominated. Adama Barrow’s nomination is hereby accepted in accordance with section 46 (1) of the Elections Act.

5. ESSA MBYE FAAL – INDEPENDENT

He is duly nominated. Essa Mbaye Faal’s nomination is hereby accepted in accordance with section 46 (1) of the Elections Act.

6. NUP – ABDOULIE EBRIMA JAMMEH

He is duly nominated. Abdoulie Ebrima   Jammeh’s nomination is hereby accepted in accordance with section 46 (1) of the Elections Act.

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