The 1 December presidential election in The Gambia is now attracting the global community. Ecowas has conducted a pre-election fact finding mission. EU has conducted a human rights fact finding mission. Now the AU is also conducting a pre-election fact finding mission.
It is therefore important for the government to put its house in order and prepare the country for genuine elections. This could be best done by releasing all prisoners who are connected to the 14 and 16 April and 9 May incidents and discontinue the trial of those who were arrested on 9 May, open up the state media to divergent views and dissenting opinions and put an end to all detentions without trial. These actions will go a long way in sanitizing the electoral process.
QUESTION OF THE DAY
WHEN IS THE LAST DAY TO REPLACE LOST OR DEFACED VOTERS’ CARDS?
It is today! If you miss today you will be a Gambian citizen without power or say on how your country is to be governed.
A citizen without power is just a citizen in name. Such a person will not be different from any other living thing. A human being elevates himself or herself from the other living things on this earth by exercising certain rights and duties accorded to them based on their times and circumstances. Be an active citizen, take charge, get your voter’s card and cast it for the candidate of your choice to make a difference.
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Dr. Touray was speaking in an exclusive interview with this reporter in her office in Burusibi, West Coast Region.
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