Yesterday, what many had thought was impossible did happen. Seven opposition parties selected a flag bearer at a convention to contest the December 1 presidential elections. Now all seven opposition parties are to give their support to the flag bearer who Continue reading
QUESTION OF THE DAY
WHO COULD CONTEST FOR THE POSITION OF FLAG BEARER OF THE OPPOSITION?
Any presidential candidate who is a signatory of the coalition agreement could have contested for the position of flag bearer for the opposition, whether one is a member of a political party or not.
The election process itself is transparent and governed by rules made jointly by the signatories of the agreement and an independent returning officer. Each party or independent candidate is entitled to get 10 delegates from each administrative area making a total of 70. It is these delegates that have a right to vote for the flag bearer of their choice at the convention.
By Kebba Jeffang
Adama Barrow, the presidential candidate of the United Democratic Party (UDP) was voted the flag bearer of the Coalition at the Convention on Sunday, October 30, 2016 after polling out 62% of the total votes cast.
According to the agreement, the flag bearer has to stand as an independent candidate.
The chairpersons of the Convention were Dembo Bojang and Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang. Continue reading
By Mustapha Jallow
Ex- agent of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr. Madikeh Faal, a resident of Sinchu-Alagi, is still in detention for 257 days at the maximum security wing in Mile Two prison. According to close family source, Faal, since his arrest is neither released nor taken to a court of law or have access to his wife and relatives. Continue reading