Campaigning for the upcoming National Assembly elections in The Gambia starts today, Wednesday, April 15, according to the electoral body.


“Campaign begins on Wednesday 15th March and ends on Tuesday 4th April 2017. In accordance with Section 53 (2) (a), elections will be held in all 53 constituencies on Thursday 6th April 2017” the IEC stated in a press release issued on Tuesday.


Meanwhile, the IEC has also released the final list of 239 candidates accepted and endorsed in all the regions of the country for the upcoming National Assembly elections.


“In accordance with Section 52 of the Elections Act, the Independent Electoral Commission hereby gives notice that at the close of nomination on 12th March 2017 and public scrutiny on 13th March 2017, 239 candidates’ nomination papers were accepted and endorsed by the seven Returning Officers countrywide” the IEC stated.