Former ruling party and majority national assembly holder APRC yesterday nominated 31 candidates across the country to contest the April 6 national assembly election.
For the first time in its history, the party may not contest in all constituencies. In the Kanifing Administrative area, APRC nominated 6 candidates, skipping only Jeshwang. The party is contesting only one seat in Banjul, none in NBR, 1 in LRR, 2 in URR, 7 in CRR and 11 in West Coast Region.
Speaking to the The Standard shortly after been nominated for Bundukakunda Constituency, Modou A Njie, said the APRC is still alive and will continue to participate and contribute its quota in national development. “I am telling all our supporters that APRC is law-abiding and will campaign as always for a peaceful election and God willing the truth will prevail,” he said.
Also yesterday, the Gambia Democratic Congress GDC came with full force to nominate candidates in most of the constituencies across the country. In the KMC, the GDC nominated 3, West Coast 11, LRR 5, NBR 7, URR 6, CRR 11, and Banjul none. There was only one independent candidate nominated across the country yesterday. It was in the CRR. Nominations continue today with the turn of the GPDP, GMC and NCP while tomorrow, it will be the turn of NRP, PDOIS, and Independent. The last day of nomination is Sunday 12 March for PPP, UDP and Independent.