The six candidates in the Dec 4 presidential election were this weekend all out in different parts of the country, soliciting for votes.
Intense campaigning commenced last week, after the Independent Electoral Commission, IEC, announced 9 November to 2 December, 2021 as the official campaign period for the election.
Among the candidates is the incumbent, President Adama Barrow, who is seeking re-election for a second five-year term.
Barrow was in Upper River Region (URR) holding meetings in Gambisara and Basse.
Barrow earlier held rallies in the North Bank Region before heading to the URR.
Adama Barrow of the National People’s Party (NPP) is the candidate of an alliance of many political parties, and received the endorsement of several independent aspirants after their nomination was rejected by the national elections commission.
The weekend campaign highlights include PDOIS candidate Halifa Sallah spots meetings in various localities in the Kanifing Municipality and the West Coast Region, including the coastal towns of Gunjur, Sanyang and Kartong.
Candidate Sallah also held spot meetings in Brusubi, Sukuta, Old Yundum, Banjulinding, Kombo Kerewana and Lamin.
The United Democratic Party (UDP) launched its campaigning on 13 November, and started in the North Bank Region, where it’s candidate, Ousainou Darboe, was in the North Bank Region canvassing for votes.
Darboe held campaign rallies in Barra, Fass Njga Choi and Aljamdu on Saturday.
Darboe is accompanied by Bakary Bunja Darboe, a veteran politician and leader of The Gambia for All (GFA) party, which has endorsed the UDP candidate.
They were scheduled to hold meetings in Bantanding Wollof, Kerewan, Salikeni and Farafenni.
The candidate of the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC), Mamma Kandeh, who was endorsed by the APRC No-to-Alliance movement, was today also endorsed by the Gambia Action party (GAP).
This was before heading for meetings in the North Bank Region settlements of Ndungu Kebbeh, Kerr Biram, Chissy Majaw and Farafenni.
The Independent Candidate, Essa Mbye Faal, held meetings in Sare Bojo, Wellingara, Soutama Sireh, Soutoma Samba, Kanubeh and Alunhareh.
Ebrima Abdoulie Jammeh, candidate of the National Unity Party (NUP) was in his native Baddibu, where he held rallies in the settlements of Farafenni, Sabach Njayen, Sara Kunda, Kaur and Chamen.