IEC nullifies Alieu Sowe’s nomination due to forgery

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The Independent Electoral Commission has accused Alieu Sowe of forgery and has nullified his nomination.

“The nomination of Alieu Sowe is hereby nullified by the Independent Electoral Commission, due to the fact that forgery has been detected on the support of nomination form. This is classified as an offence in Section 112(a) of the Election Act,” IEC chairman Alieu Momar Njie charged on Saturday.

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Sowe, a former army major, emerged as Gambia Action Party presidential candidate this year following the sacking of General Lamin Bojang.

His disqualification comes amid a fresh crisis that has gripped GAP with the suspension of secretary general and party leader Musa Batchilly.

Mr Batchilly was punished by the party after he publicly announced that he would be backing President Barrow in the election.

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