Submitting his nomination papers today before the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), incumbent dictator Yahya Jammeh said he has no doubt that he is going to win the December, 1st Presidential elections with a resounding victory. Mr. Jammeh is seeking a fifth term in office. He criticize the west for failing to finance the upcoming election, but Jammeh said victory is his come December. Jammeh said the west knew that he is going to win the polls and such the west refuses to fund the elections.
“ I am going to win, is that not democracy because it is the choice of the people, they know I am going to win so they will not sponsor the election,” said Mr. Jammeh.
Mr. Jammeh said international observers are free to visit The Gambia and observe the elections. He also encouraged the IEC Chairman to do his job without fear or favor.
“ I urge the Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Alieu Momar Njai, to invite all those who doubt the credibility of the electoral process to come observe the whole election procedure. I enjoined the IEC Chairman to do what is right and fear nobody,” Jammeh remarked.
“ This is the second election that nobody financed except the government, they did that the last time,” he added.
He said Africans should learn lessons when they expect their stooges to win the election.
” This is the second election the government has been sponsoring. I am going to win. I am not going to bow down but only to Allah,” he said.
Hear Jammeh taking a jab at the west: “I am going to win, is that not democracy because it is the choice of the people, they know I am going to win so they will not sponsor the election.”
The Chairman of the IEC, Alieu Momar Njai, said: “I am commending the government for funding the entire electoral process. Election in The Gambia is the most reliable in the world. We have a style that nobody can rig the election. The election, Gambians used marbles; every voter will use one marble. During the day of the election, every voter will come with his/her biometric voter’s card and the name will be checked in the list if confirm, the voter go to the box and there he/she will see photographs of the candidates attached on the drums and when you cast your vote, the bell rings. Counting will be on the spot and every political party will have two agents in the 1,424 polling stations.”
Written By A Correspondent