GDC yet to petition election results


By Lamin Cham

Mamadou Jallow also called M5 has said that The Gambia Democratic Congress GDC has not so far filed any election petition case at the court, contrary to widespread reports following the party’s’ expression of concern about the conduct of the recently concluded National assembly elections.

Speaking to The Standard yesterday Mr Jallow who is the party’s Public Relations Officer said even though the GDC has misgivings about some of the results in constituencies it contested, the party has so far not filed a single case in court.


“You see the main issue is that many people have been misunderstanding the GDC and its policies since the very beginning,” Mr Jallow said.

Asked if the GDC will not miss the deadline to file its case, Mr Jallow said the when and how will be determined by the party leadership, which has collected all relevant facts about the complaints.

‘The party leadership will decide but as for now we have not file a case but we are aware of the constitutional requirements, ”he said.

Asked what is the specific concern of the GDC in the elections Jallow said a clear example happened in Bundung where the official results announced by the IEC and the actual figures collected by their agents on IEC forms differ by several dozens.

“Also our agents were not allowed to vote where they were posted,”he queried. Jallow said if all these irregularities were avoided their candidate would have won Bundung instead of the UDP.

He further alleged that in Sandu, his party was credibly convinced that the GDC won the ease from the results it collected from the spot counting in the entire constituency. ”However when they went to the Collation center in Basse it was declared that it was the UDP that won,”he alleged.

The GDC won 5 out of 52 seats they contested in the April 6 elections.