The Independent Electoral Commission in a press release has urged all existing political parties to IEC Chairman Carrayolregularise their status to meet the requirements of the recent amendment of the Elections Act 2009, especially the amendments made to section 105.
All political parties are to ensure that all their executive members are resident in the country and that all political parties have a secretariat in each administrative region and that the constitution of the party requires it to hold a biennial congress.
Furthermore, the political parties are asked to take note that “in accordance with the said laws, each existing party shall write an undertaking that it shall submit its yearly audited accounts to the Commission.”
The press release concludes: “The above criteria and any other as enshrined in the electoral laws of The Gambia shall be met by all existing political parties latest 31st March 2016, as per the Elections(Amendment) Act 2015.”