By Omar Wally

Candidates vying under United Democratic Party (UDP) ticket for mayoral elections in Kanifing Municipality will go for primary elections on February 4, 2018.

On Sunday, January 21, 2018, UDP selection committee for Kanifing Municipality, met and unveiled application forms for mayoral candidates.

Alagie S. Darboe, national assembly member Brikama North, said eight candidates namely, Ebrima Cham, Mustapha Touray, Magidi Touray, Muhammed Drammeh, Buramanding Jaiteh, Mahummed Musa Njie alias Papa Njie, Talib Ahmed Bensouda and Badi Alpha Jaiteh, submitted applications.

‘The committee scrutinized their submissions and at the end, Mustapha Touray, Magidi Touray, Buramanding Jaiteh, Mahummed Musa Njie alias Papa Njie, Talib Ahmed Bensouda and Badi Alpha Jaiteh are those whose applications are considered and accepted for meeting the requirements.’

However, Ebrima Cham and Muhammed Drammeh, failed to meet some of the requirements Darboe noted.

He added that the six qualified candidates will go for primary elections on February 4.

Rohey Malick Lowe and Hala Samba who are both vying to be the next Mayor for Banjul also submitted their applications.