Mai Fatty says Dec Polls Not Contest for Crowds  but Ideas As he files nomination documents


The Leader of Gambia Moral Congress Mai Ahmad Fatty says this years election is not about crowds but a contest of ideas.

He was at the commission to submit his credentials ahead of the Dec 4 Polls.

“This election is a contest of ideas not crowds. This is the beginning of an end to fight hunger and medical tourism to Senegal. This is the beginning of real reforms, changes in our laws,’ he told journalists.

Last week Mr. Fatty GMC and two other political parties including CA’s Dr Ismaila Ceesay, and Dr Ibrahim Jagne of APP formed an alliance, agreeing to work together to contest under a united front.

The group did not a name a leader but have promised to do so through a convention where delegates will vote for a standard bearer.

All probable flag bearers ‘are still subjected to public scrutiny, says IEC Boss, Alieu Momar Njie.

“Every Gambian ought to be proud today.. We are all winners, we will emerged more determined to inject hope and spirit in our young people”. Mr Fatty stated.

This election is about ordinary Gambians, its about your health, security, economy, employment,” the GMC Leader said.

Meanwhile The APP party leader Biran Jagne has withdrawn his nomination bid, making him the second candidate to withdrew for nominations.

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Sainey M.K. Marenah
Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.


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