By Mafugi Ceesay
The Supreme Court of the Gambia on Friday heard the election petition filed by the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) against President Adama Barrow as the first respondent and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) as the second respondent. The UDP is challenging the results of the recently concluded December 4th Presidential elections in which the IEC announced Adama Barrow as the winner.
Adama Barrow’s legal team led by lawyer Sheriff Tambadou prevailed on the court to give them time to advise themselves on the amended petition. While the lawyers representing the IEC at the court in the persons of Kebba Sanyang and Malick Jallow, also asked for time to enable them to respond to the motion.
In response to the respondents’ requests, Chief Justice Hassan B. Jallow who also doubles as the lead panel judge granted five days to the respondent prior to the adjournment of the case.
The case is set for hearing on Tuesday 21st December 2021 at 10:00 am.