Out of the one hundred and eighty five Freedom Newspaper election poll participants (voters), about forty seven percent of the total vote cast was in favor of the PDOIS leader Halifa Sallah, hence qualifying the Gambian born Sociologist and Writer, to become the potential winner of the country’s December, 1, 2016 Presidential elections. Mr. Sallah pulled eighty seven votes out of the one hundred and eighty five total vote cast. The polling lasted for couple of weeks.
United Democratic Party (UDP) leader, Ousainou Darboe, emerged second in the polling. Mr. Darboe, who enjoyed an early lead at the commencement of the polling, pulled thirty percent of the votes—representing fifty six votes of the total vote cast. Halifa Sallah defeated him with a narrow victory.
Incumbent President Yahya Jammeh, and also the leader of the APRC party, performed remarkably bad during the polling. Out of the total vote cast, only nine percent voted for Jammeh. Jammeh pulled only twenty four votes.
National Reconciliation Party (NRP) Leader Hamat Bah, emerged last with one percent of the total vote cast. In other words, two people voted for Hamat Bah. The remaining thirteen percent of the voters said they were not sure as to who to vote for come the 2016 Presidential elections. Twenty four voters remained undecided as far as the recent Freedom Newspaper polling was concerned.
The voters came from various spectrum of society. As the aforementioned results appeared, the majority of the voters seems to have favored Halifa Sallah, as the future President of The Gambia.
Below is the polling results:
- For Halifa Sallah (47%, 87 Votes)
- For Ousainou Darboe (30%, 56 Votes)
- Not Yet Sure (13%, 24 Votes)
- For Yahya Jammeh (9%, 16 Votes)
- For Hamat Bah (1%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 185
Editorial Disclaimer: The polling results published above does not necessarily determine the outcome of the upcoming Gambia’s Presidential elections slated for December, 1, 2016. The polling is not in any way trying to influence or favor one political party against the other. These are information obtained from people from various walks of life. Thanks for your attention.
Witten By A Staff Writer