By Nelson Manneh
The Independent Electoral Commission has on Wednesday 8th September 2021 announced that they will start receiving nominations of candidates for 2021 Presidential election of the Republic of The Gambia from 30th October 2021 to 5th November 2021 between the hours of 8 o’clock in the fore noon and 4 o’clock in the afternoon.
In a press release issued by the Independent Electoral Commission, said in the exercise of its mandate under section 46 of the Constitution of The Gambia and Section 40 of the Elections Act, it wishes to inform the general public that election to the office of President of the Republic of The Gambia will be conducted on Saturday 4h December 2021.
“The public is hereby informed that the IEC, acting under Section 47 of the Constitution and 42(1) of the Elections Act will receive the nomination of candidates for the said election of President of The Republic of The Gambia from 30th October 2021 to 5th November 2021 between the hours of 8 o’clock in the fore noon and 4 o’clock in the afternoon at the IEC Headquarters. Bertil Harding Highway,” the IEC indicated.
The press release further stated that in exercise of its powers given in Section 85 of the Elections Act, the IEC wishes to announce that the campaign period for the said election will be held from Tuesday, 9th November 2021 to Thursday, 2nd December 2021.
“The public is hereby also notified under Section 5(2) of the Elections Act that the appointed Returning Officer for the election of the Office of the President of the Republic of The Gambia is Alieu Momarr Njai, Chairman of the IEC,” the commission indicated.
The Commission said nomination papers can be collected from the IEC Headquarters from 30th September 2021.