The IEC set April 9th for the National Assembly election

January 19, 2022

IEC, Gambia

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), in the exercise of its mandate under section 96 of the Constitution of The Gambia and Section 40 of the Elections Act, wishes to inform the general public that National Assembly Elections for all Constituencies in The Gambia will be conducted on Saturday 9th April 2022.

The public is hereby informed that the IEC, in view of Section 89 of the Constitution and Section 42 of the Elections Act will conduct the nomination of candidates for the said elections from 5th to 13th March 2022 between the hours of 8 o’clock in the forenoon and 4 o’clock in the afternoon at the respective Regional Offices in Banjul, Kanifing, Brikama, Kerewan, Mansakonko, Jangjangbureh and Basse.

Nomination papers can be collected from the said Regional Offices from 4th February 2022. In exercise of the powers given in Section 85 of the Elections Act, the IEC wishes to announce that the campaign period for the said elections shall start from 17th March 2022 and end on 7th April 2022.

The public is hereby also notified under Section 5 (2) of the Elections Act that the appointed Returning Officers for the elections are as follows.

Sulayman Joof – Banjul Administrative Area

Joseph Colley – Kanifing Administrative Area

Robert Anthony Secka – Brikama Administrative Area

Essa Baldeh – Kerewan Administrative Area

Lamin J. Jadama – Mansakonko Administrative Area

Ahmadou Taal – Jangjangbureh Administrative Area and

Lamin Cham – Basse Administrative Area

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