By Alieu Ceesay

The Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, Alieu Momar Njai has said that the upcoming Local Government Elections is going to be the last elections that Gambians will be voting using marbles.

In an interview, Njai said the Gambia will change to ballot papers in line with international practice.

According to him, it is much more cheaper to use the ballot papers than the marbles. Gambians will return to the Polls on April 12 and May 12 to elect their Councillors and Mayors for KM and Banjul.

Closed to 900, 000 registered voters will be voting at 1422 polling stations in 120 Wards across the country.

Aspiring candidates have been filing in their nominations at the different IEC Regional Offices. Njai, who speared the last Presidential and Parliamentary Elections assured a free and fair elections.

He urged Gambians to go out early to cast their votes. He advised the aspiring candidates to campaign within the spirit of unity and oneness.

“Elections come and go but Gambia remains. There are rules governing the campaign and all aspiring candidates have these rules.”