Independent candidates
Independent candidates
Independent Candidate, Ebrima Tobora Manneh
Independent Candidate Bankole Ahadzie
Momodou Bah, Independent Candidate
General Lamin Bojang, leader of the Alliance for National Re-orientation Democratic Party

The latest hopefuls to face the electoral commission are Independent candidate Ebrima Tobora Manneh, General Lamin Bojang, leader of the Alliance for National Re-orientation Democratic Party, Bankole Ahadzie and Prof. Momodou Bah, both  Independent Candidates.

The chairman of the electoral commission, Alieu Momar Njie advised aspiring candidates to observe the rules of the game and preach peace and tolerance during the election.

After submitting documents to the IEC, the leader of the Alliance for National Re-orientation Democratic Party told waiting journalists if elected he will work to ensure security sector reforms are effected, promising to developed Gambia and end corruption.

Another aspiring candidate, Bankole Ahadzie whose candidature has inspired a sense of change among youths also submitted his papers on Sunday.

Next was Professor Momodou Bah of the African Federalism and Republican Orientation (AFRO) movement, a young man who rose to fame after declaring his intention to run for president.

He told journalists: “I have sent all the documents that I have been asked for, what is going to happen depends on them the IEC. The people are sick and hungry, so we need to put more money into the economy for the business sector.”

The leader of the People’s Alliance Party (PAP) Ebrima Tabora Manneh who opened the second day of nominations said: “There is extreme poverty in the country. Together we can boost the economy and prosper together in this country,”

The UDP and three other parties are now scheduled to present candidates for nomination on Monday November 1st 2021.

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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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