NPP set to celebrate ‘win’ at MacCarthy Square


Even though only results from 17 constituencies (out of 53) have been declared by the IEC, the TAT by 11 am learned that the NPP is inviting all supporters to a victory celebration on Sunday afternoon at McCarthy Square in Banjul.

The political party of the incumbent, President Adama Barrow is claiming that based on the election results received directly from its agents at the polling centers, it has won the election.

Counting on the spot of the votes cast in the presidential election got underway immediately at the polling centers countrywide, when the polls closed on Saturday at 5pm.

The results announced so far show voter turnout was high, at around 80 percent and above.

After voting in Banjul on Saturday morning, NPP candidate Adama Barrow was confident of victory, and declared to reporters that his supporters will celebrate in the next 24 hours.

“We’ll never lose this election; this election will be the biggest landslide in the history of this country,” as evident, he said, from the “unprecedented support” at his campaign rallies.

He also described the reported huge voter turnout at the polling centers as “good for the Gambia”.

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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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