By Tabora Bojang
Following the IEC’s publication of the provisional voter list for the upcoming presidential election, the Chief Justice of The Gambia Hassan B Jallow has established revising courts in all the administrative regions of the country.
According to a statement from the office of the CJ, the courts will be operating for sixty days with effect from 6th September 2021.
The revising courts are mandated to hear and decide objections and appeals to the inclusion or exclusion of any name in the voter list.
Magistrates of the first class are selected to preside over the courts with sittings to be held in Banjul, Kanifing, Brikama, Brusubi, Mansakonko, Farafenni, Kuntaur\Kaur, Janjangbureh and Basse.
The statement advised the general public to liaise with the respective registrars of the revising courts for any further information.
The IEC announced last week that it would make a decision on the fate of about 3000 people who were found to have registered more than once by taking disciplinary actions, including prosecution.
The National People’s Party has stated it will not take people to the revising courts but will defend any of its supporters taken there.
Its nemesis the United Democratic Party said they are assessing information about the registration and will go to the revising courts if there are tangible justifications to do so.