Barrow announces IEC engagement over elections, as concerns mount
Gambian president, Adama Barrow,has disclosed that he engaged the body responsible for organizing elections with clear instructions to make sure December presidential elections are not delayed.
The president, according to The Standard, was speaking at a meeting held at Ebo Town. His words:
“I want to inform all concerned political players that The Gambia’s presidential election will take place in December. Electoral matters are a great concern to this government because it’s about respect for democratic values and principles.I have discussed with the Independent Electoral Commission and also with our technicians and I have made it clear to them that whatever the case might be, they must ensure Gambians go to the polls by December 4th.
We want to do everything in accordance with the law and that was why we could not do anything to stop this ongoing tour because 2020 has been a difficult year. It shows we do not and will not joke with the constitution. It is going be a very important [election] and if you want us to continue the good works and further strengthen the peace and democracy, then rally behind this government and vote for the NPP president, chairmen, mayors, NAMs and councillors”.