Scores of Banjulians accuse Mayoress Rohey Malick Lowe of issuing attestation to non-Banjulians

EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THR GAMBIA:- Scores of Banjulians have accused Mayoress Rohey Malick Lowe of issuing  attestation to no-Banjulians to acquire voters’ registration card. 

About 100 demonstrators, who came out on the streets of capital Banjul on Saturday, said some Banjulians are denied attestation while others who are non-Banjulians are being issued attestation by the Mayoress.

They were holding banners and postcards chanting “Banjul is not for sale”.

Some Banjulians were holding postcards reading ‘Banjul is not for sale’ to express dismay

The protesters, comprising members of various political parties, argued that the mayoress should work with other elders from Banjul in issuing the document. This, according to them, was the case in previous voter registration processes.

A banner reading ‘The mayoress have no power to issue attestation to non-Banjulians’ was displayed during the protest

These Banjulians felt that the upcoming elections have already been undermined.

They have also accused the mayoress of bringing people from the provinces and the Kombos to give them attestation in other to vote for the United Democratic Party (UDP).

The Mayoress of Banjul, Rohey Malick Lowe vowed to issue attestation to Banjulians based on her perception and conscience.

But at an event earlier this week, Mayoress Lowe said she will issue attestation and if Banjulians don’t agree with her decision, they are free to go to the courts.

To the youths of Banjul, this is just a warning and they are determined to do everything humanly possible to stop election malpractices from happening, starting from the voter registration.

The protesters say they will do all they could to stop election malpractices

They also alleged that the IEC is aware of what is happening in Banjul and they are mute about it. 

They warned the chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission to be careful, saying they won’t allow what happened in 2016 presidential election to occur in the upcoming elections.

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