Halifa Sallah is PDOIS’ 2016 Presidential Candidate

Below is a press release from the People’s Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS) on the outcome ofHalifa Sallah, PDOIS its recently concluded primaries in all the 7 administrative regions of the Gambia for a front runner and in which Halifa Sallah was selected as its Candidate for the 1st December 2016 Presidential Election:

 PRESS RELEASE 

THE OUTCOME OF THE PRIMARIES HELD BY PDOIS ON THE SELECTION OF THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

 Issued by the Central Committee

24th February 2016

Mr. Halifa Sallah, PDOIS Presidential Candidate for 2016 Presidential Election

The People’s Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS) is required by Article 91 of the Party Constitution to hold a Primary to select it’s Candidates for any presidential election.

In this regard, the Central Committee issued nomination forms for every member of the Party to enable each member to participate in the first phase of the selection of the Presidential Candidate of the Party for the December 1st, 2016, Presidential election.

The rules indicate that should there be 2 or more nominees with 20 percent or more support from the members, election should take place between the two persons with the largest number of Party supporters.

In the absence of such support, any person with more than 50 percent support from members automatically becomes the Presidential candidate for the Party in that given presidential election.

Having presided over the counting of all the nomination forms submitted so far before the deadline established for submission, we the two appointed presiding personnel responsible for the declaration of results, hereby confirm that Halifa Sallah has been duly nominated as the Presidential Candidate of the Party for the 2016 Presidential election in the first phase of the Primaries.

March 19 2016 is scheduled as the date for the inauguration of his candidature, and all Party supporters and well-wishers are invited to the ceremony and all subsequent rallies which will be held to mark the official launching of the PDOIS Presidential Campaign.

The authorised returning agents for the nomination process for the respective regions are as follows:

BANJUL

Ousman Sillah

Bai Mass Kah

Samba Jaye

Melvin Atta Jones

Ndey Secka

KMC

Amie Sillah

Omar Manneh

Mama Ceesay

Isatou Jallow

Lamin Mass

WCR

Saikou Nyassi

Abass Manneh

Fatou Touray

Pa Louis Jobe

Abass Bangura

Maimuna Jallow

Momodou Jallow

Sheriffo Touray

LRR

Suwaibou Touray

Edi Jallow

Jali Mass

Yaya Darboe

Sheriffo Daa Ceesay

 

NBR

Momodou  Sambou

Abdoulie Dibba

Yaya Fofana

Ebrima Darboe

Tapha Bojang

 

 

CRR SOUTH

Omar Dem

Kumba Faal

Omar Jah

Abdoulie Boye

Mam Sait Boye

Fatoumata Jallow

Jonkunda Ceesay

Ansumana Touray

Adama Ceesay

Foday Sisawo

Dawda Jallow

Mali Ceesay

 

URR

AnsuSonko

KebbaTouray

Saikou Barrow

Safi Jawneh

Lasana Jawneh

Saikou Jawneh

Alhagi Lamin Touray

Dusuba Touray

Foday Sawo

Fa Sainey Barrow

Saibeh Juwara

The late Menkeh  Ebrima Barrow (RIP)

We thank all those who took time and resources to participate in this democratic exercise.

Signed: Sidia Jatta:  Presiding Officer No.1

Signed: Amie Sillah: Presiding Officer No. 2