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PDOIS Announces Candidates, Outlines Selection Policies

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PRESS RELEASE FROM PDOIS CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON THE CANDIDATES FOR COUNCILLORSHIP, MAYORAL AND CHAIRPERSONSHIP ELECTIONS 

The Central Committee of the People’s Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS), had earlier informed the general public, that since the December 1st democratic change was meant to bring about a transitional state that would give Gambia a new start, and all Gambians the opportunity to take ownership of their country irrespective of party affiliation, has mandated its ward and regional Committees to select their candidates and hold consensus building initiatives or primaries where more than one person applies for candidature. In the spirit of Coalition or united front building for this transitional period, the PDOIS Committees are further mandated to organise primaries between PDOIS and other candidates who may not wish to stand on a PDOIS ticket, to come up with a flag bearer who will be supported to contest the elections.

The Central Committee hereby takes this opportunity to inform the general public, that selection of candidates has taken place in 31 wards while other committees are either in the process of doing their selection or are waiting for directives to commence consensus building or hold primaries. This process is now scheduled to be completed by 24th February 2018.

Regarding Mayoral or Chairpersonship Elections, the KMC has two PDOIS Candidates for the Mayoral contest and one Independent Candidate who has indicated readiness to participate in a primary with a PDOIS candidate, to have a common flag bearer.

A Committee has been set up by PDOIS to discuss with the applicants for Councillorship for the Jareng and Bartess Wards. Consensus building discussion with the Mayoral candidates for the KMC has begun and should be completed before 24th February 2018.

The Central Committee is further requesting for Committees to leave the door open for any negotiation with any candidate who wishes to be part of a coalition, or united front selection exercise for the respective electoral contests.

Those who are selected as PDOIS candidates so far, are as follows:

ADMINISTRATIVE AREACONSTITUENCYWARDCANDIDATE
BANJULBANJUL SOUTHHalf Die WardDawda Haffner
Portuguese Town WardAlhagi Massireh Njie
BANJUL CENTRALNew Town East WardMamour Touray
BANJUL NORTHBox Bar WardShiekh Tijan Jagne
Campama WardAbdoulie Ceesay
KANIFING MUNICIPALITYSERREKUNDALondon Corner WardMusa Cham
SERREKUNDA WESTLatrikunda German WardSheriff M. Fall
Kololi WardPeter Mendy
Manjai Kunda/ Kotu WardMomodou Lamin Keita
BUNDUNGKA KUNDAMauritanieAlhagi Sillah
WEST COAST REGIONBUSUMBALALamin WardJohn Bass
OLD YUNDUMKunkujang WardFatou Janneh
NORTH BANK REGIONLOWER NIUMIEssau WardAlieu Cham
UPPER NIUMIPrince WardKabo Bakayoko
Pakau Njogu WardMomodou B. Jallow
JOKADUDarsilameh WardBakary Saidy
Kuntair WardBabou Jobe
SABACH SANJALSanjal WardPa Abdou Boye
CENTRAL RIVER REGIONNIANIKuntaur WardKebba Drammeh
LOWER SALOUMKaur Janneh Kunda WardMomodou Kassama
SAMIBanni WardAdama Ceesay
Karantaba WardSamba Jobe
UPPER FULLADU WESTBansang WardBolleh Mbye
Galleh WardMalick Ceesay
Daru WardAlieu Suwareh
NIANIJAChamen WardRakie Cham
UPPER RIVER REGIONWULI WESTJah Kunda WardLamin Fatty
Sutukonding WardSaibeh Juwara
WULI EASTFoday Kunda WardSaja F.K. Kamateh
Baja Kunda WardOmar Garry

 

Edrisa Jallow

For Secretary General                                    Date: 20/02/2018

 

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