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GDC rejects election results

By Omar Bah

The leader of the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) Mamma Kandeh has rejected the outcome of the country’s April 6 parliamentary election results and threatens to contest the results.

“The GDC has not accepted the outcome of the parliamentary election. We suspect some foul play in the process and we intent to contest the election results,” Kandeh told The Standard on Friday.
He said the party is investigating the scenario surrounding the election, which will be followed by an appeal to the IEC on the matter.

The GDC leader further alleged that it was impossible for the GDC to have won only five seats out of 52 contestants if the polls were fair.
“We were expecting nothing less than seventeen seats after all the efforts we made going into the polls. We believe something went wrong and we want to investigate everything and then we will take our next step, possibly to contest the election result,” he stressed.

Meanwhile the party’s public relations officer Mamadou Jallow alleged that they have collected concrete information from some of their agents suggesting that their party candidates did actually win after counting on the spot, but their votes were eventually deducted during the collation.

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