The nomination schedule of the aspiring candidates for the Presidential Election of 1st December 2016.

The schedule is as follows:

Monday 7 November 2016:    10:00AM – GDC

Tuesday 8 November 201610:00AM – INDEPENDENT (DR ISATOU TOURAY)

Wednesday 9 November 201610:00AM – INDEPENDENT (COALITION OF PARTIES)

Thursday 10 November 201610:00AM – APRC

All political parties and aspiring candidates and their supporters are entreated to respect this schedule as the IEC shall strictly follow it.

Nomination criteria for President:

A candidate shall be a citizen of The Gambia. A candidate has attained a minimum age of 30 years but not more than 65 years. A candidate has completed senior secondary school. A Candidate has been ordinarily resident in The Gambia for the five years immediately preceding election.

A candidate shall be nominated by not less than 5000 voters with at least 200 voters being drawn from each Administrative Area. Provision of Sworn Declaration of Assets. Provision of tax clearance Certificate · Payment of deposit of D500, 000. Provision of a representative symbol, colour and photographs of a candidate.

A person who is qualified to be registered as a voter under the Constitution and the Elections act may contest as an Independent candidate in any election.

A Candidate shall abide by the code on election campaign ethics which the commission prepare from time to time.

Submission of manifesto encoring the spirit of tolerance and multiculturalism · Submission of a detailed and comprehensive campaign itinerary.

Written By A Correspondent

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