By Kebba Jeffang
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on 4th November, 2016 issued a release to inform the public that Dr. Isatou Touray, the independent aspirant, has withdrawn her candidacy from taking part in the coming December, 1st presidential election.
Initially, before announcement, the country’s election authority has scheduled the nomination date for independent aspirant for Tuesday, 8th November, 2016.
Below is the full text of the release issued by the IEC signed by its Chairman, Mr. Alieu Momar Njie;
“Sequel to the issuing of schedule of nominations to aspiring candidates for the 2016 Presidential Election, the Independent Electoral Commission hereby informs the general public that Dr. Isatou Touray, Independent aspirant, has informed the IEC of her intention not to file in her nomination papers and would not contest the Presidential race.
Therefore, the Independent Electoral Commission shall receive nominations from other aspiring candidates as scheduled.”
In a similar development, Dr. Isatou Touray also issued a release on the withdrawal of her candidature and the endorsement of Mr. Adama Barrow as the flag bearer of the opposition coalition.