28 February 2013

Gambia: Banjul Selects APRC Candidates for April Polls

The APRC Ward Executive Committees in the three Constituencies in Banjul; namely Banjul South, Banjul Central and Banjul North in consultation with their National Assembly members, constituency chairpersons, ward secretaries, youth mobilisers and elders, Tuesday selected APRC councilors to contest for the Local Government Election, slated for April 4th, 2013.

The selection process was held at the Banjul City Council (BCC).

After a thorough review, the following people were selected in the various wards: Pa Mamour Ceesay for New Town West Ward; Assan Cham for New Town Town East Ward; Tunko Jammeh for Soldier Town Ward; Dawda Drammeh for Campama Ward; Landing Sanyang for Box Bar Ward; Awa Sillah-Njie for Crab Island Ward; Njagga Jammeh for Jollof Town Ward; Mam Sai Njie, former mayoress of Banjul for Portuguese Town Ward and Momodou Baboucarr Njie for Half Die Ward.

In an interview with the Daily Observer at the BCC grounds, Sang Marie Sylva, the Constituency chairperson for Banjul Central, said they have scrutinised all the aspirants at the ward level who applied under the APRC party. He added that all those who applied went through an interview process and were given the opportunity to defend their candidature.

For his part, Hon. Abdoulie Saine, National Assembly member for Banjul Central, said it is only Samba Faal who applied under the APRC for the Banjul Mayoral seat.

According to him, the Ward Executive Committees will forward the names of the selected candidates to the APRC Divisional Committee in Banjul who will also forward it to the liaison officers for onward transmission to the APRC party executive for final approval.

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