IEC Chairman: “Barrow Should Be Independent”-

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Alieu Momar Njie, Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission IEC has said that the President of the Republic Adama Barrow is totally independent from all the various political parties who are contesting in the upcoming national assembly election.

Talking to this medium at his office at the Election House on Bertil Harding Highway, Njie talked about the president’s nationwide tour, election budget and party affiliation of aspirant candidates contesting in the upcoming national assembly elections amongst other things.

“The president should be totally independent, ” IEC Chairman, Alieu Momar Njie said.

Mr. Njie who has presided over the last presidential elections ending 22 years of dictatorship said the coalition agreement involved seven political parties that worked as one unit resulting in the defeat of the incumbent but are now split into hundreds of candidates vying for 53 national assembly seats.

“There is no candidate representing the coalition. Each of them is representing their respective party lines,” IEC Chairman pointed out.

He added: “It will be difficult for the president to address the electorates on this issue.”

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