Mr Kemo Gassama, an Independent Candidate for the Lower Baddibu Constituency withdrawn from contesting the Lower Baddibu seat. According to a press release issued by the IEC, “In accordance with Section 51 subsection (1) of the Elections Act, Mr. Kemo Gassama nominated Independent Candidate for Lower Baddibu Constituency has tendered his withdrawal from contesting the National Assembly Elections slated for April 6th 2017.”
Accordingly, “In pursuance to Section 51 subsection (2) of the same act, the Returning Officer Mr. Essa Baldeh has filled the Acceptance of Withdrawal Form and handed it over to Mr. KemoGassama.” In short, Mr Gassama’s withdrawal has been accepted by the IEC.
The IEC has maintained that despite this withdrawal, election will still be contested in the said constituency between Mamud B.J. Touray of GDC, Alhagie Jawara of UDP and Bubacarr Makalo of NRP.