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UDP amends election petition to include IEC

UDP amends election petition to include IEC

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By Bruce Asemota

The United Democratic Party yesterday filed an amended election petition before the Supreme Court against Adama Barrow and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).

The amended petition now has Adama Barrow and the IEC as the 1st and 2nd Respondents.  The initial one filed on Tuesday targeted only President Adama Barrow.

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The petition is challenging the validity of the December 4th 2021 presidential election results.

The UDP claimed the election was invalid and accused the IEC officials of malpractices and further alleged that Adama Barrow and some NPP financers induced the electorate.

The party which came second in the presidential election maintained that the election was invalid by reason that there were involvements of public officers in the period leading to the elections as well as fraudulent practices and wrongful insertion of non-Gambians in the voters list.

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The UDP wants the Supreme Court to determine whether Adama Barrow was duly elected by reasons of non-compliance with the electoral laws, widespread irregularities, illegal and corrupt practices.

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