CSO coalition hails Gambia’s election, urges grieved opposition to uphold the law  

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By AMADOU MANJANG

Dr David Tommy of Civil Society Organisation on Coalition Election urged the presidential candidates to follow laid down rules to seek for redress over any election grievance.

He said that their observers did not receive any report that indicates election malpractices, adding that they have had their observers on major hotspots polling stations across the county.

Dr David Tommy was reading the preliminary declaration on behalf of CSO Coalition on Election during a press conference at the Election Situation Room in Coco Ocean, Bijilo.

Gambians came out in large numbers to decide at the December4, 2021 presidential election who will lead the country for the next five years.

When the votes were cast by the electorate and counted by Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), the incumbent, President Adama Barrow was declared the winner in a contest where six presidential aspirants contested.

Marr Nyang, the executive director of Gambia Participates who also spoke at the presser said the facts they gathered during election process shows that it is transparent.

He added that they that they do not only observed the declaration of results but the process of the election as well.

Emmanuel D. Joof, Chairman of National Human Right Commission also called on positions leaders to follow due process in their disagreement over the election.

Charles Njie, the chairman of TANGO said that the December 4th is free, fair and transparent throughout as observed and reported by observers.

Three opposition leaders namely, ANM Ousainou Darboe, United Democratic Party (UDP); Mama Kandeh, Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) and Essa Mbye Faal, an independent candidate jointly rejected the election results of Independent Electoral Commission.

They said the outcome of their investigations will determine the course of action to be taken.

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