By Nelson Manneh\Fatou O. Barrow
One Independent and two other presidential candidates contesting under their various party tickets, have filed in their nomination papers at the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Friday, 5 November, 2021, the last day set by the Electoral body for all aspiring presidential candidates to file in their nominations.
Independent candidate Papa Faal, Abdoulie Ebrima Jammeh of the National Unity Party (NUP) and Mr. Dukurey of the Democratic Party (DP), were the candidates who submitted their nomination papers.
Independent candidate Papa Faal, who submitted his nomination papers around 8:30 am in the morning, said his wish is to see a better Gambia that will be free from tribalism.
“My wish is to see the Gambia where all youth will be meaningfully engaged and be productive in society. I am contesting not for my own interest but for the interest of the nation,” he said.
Faal told journalists that he is the right candidate to be voted for on December 4 and he is the only one who can move the country forward by ensuring that the lives of the people are improved.
Abdoulie Ebrima Jammeh of the NUP, said his party stands for unity and development.
“We are a unique party that does not insinuate problems and we know that with peace, there can be development,” Jammeh said.
Jammeh said he has a lot of development packages for Gambians and if he is elected into office in December, everyone will see his aspirations for the country.
On his part, Mr. Dukurey of the Democratic Party (DP), said his party is for peace and development, and that this is the first time in his life that he is contesting for the presidency.
“I have never sought for Gambians to vote for me. I know the problem Gambians face and I am ready to provide the solutions. But I can only do that if am given the opportunity to become the next president,” he stated.