Gambia’s First female Presidential aspirant Isatou Touray has contacted the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to inform them about her decision to rescind her name from the list of Presidential hopefuls scheduled to report to the IEC to submit their nomination papers, the Freedom Newspaper can reveal. In other words, Isatou Touray is officially withdrawing her candidature from the upcoming Presidential race. She is expected to issue a press release in coming hours to inform her supporters, backers, and Gambians about her latest move to withdraw from the Presidential race, sources said.
It would be recalled that Isatou Touray organized a press conference press conference to express her reservations about the way and manner the opposition convention was held. She felt being marginalized during the convention. Hence, she decided to opt out from the alliance. She told the press that she was going ahead to pursue her Presidential ambition.
Latest news coming from Banjul said the Gamcotrap boss has finally decided to suspend her campaign and rally behind the alliance led by Adama Barrow of the main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP). Isatou has even contacted Fatoumatta Tambajang, the Chairperson of the Convention to inform her about her desire to withdraw her nomination from the IEC, sources close to Team Isatou Touray, have told this medium.
Ms. Touray has demonstrated love for country this time around by listening to the views of the Gambian people. Her news conference was greeted with an unprecedented reaction from Gambians both at home and abroad. She was advised to stay in the alliance in the interest of defeating Jammeh in the coming polls.
Ms. Touray has finally puts the nation’s interest ahead of personal, family, or organizational interest. She has reaffirmed her commitment and dedication to work with the alliance to usher a new democratic dispensation come December, 1st.