By Yankuba Jallow
The National Convention Party (NCP) has filed the nomination papers of three candidates before the Returning Officer for North Bank who doubles as the Deputy Director of Operation at the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) , Mr Ensa Baldeh.
It was filed at the North Bank IEC Regional office in Kerewan on Saturday March 11, 2017. The candidates are Yaya Nyagado for Sabach Sanjal, Sankung Dampha for Upper Badibou and Karamo .I. Demba for Jokadu constituencies. The Returning Officer accepted their nominations and described them as viable and said they are in accordance with the Gambia electoral laws.
The candidates after nominations talked to this reporter on issues they have for their people. Sankung Dampha encouraged his people to maintain peace during the course of the campaign and the election. “NCP is not dead and we are here to stay” he asserted. He advocated for patience and denounced the use of foul words against any person. They all advocated for peace and tranquility during the campaign. They all promised to bring in laws that will promote democracy and the rule of law.