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Early life and education

Mama Kandeh was born on 12 July 1965. He was a national assembly member and a member of the Pan-African Parliament representing The Gambia.

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He once attended Crab Island School in Banjul, and Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI) in Jeshwang, SerrekundaKanifing.

Political career

He is the founding leader of the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) political party which he formed in the summer of 2016. He ran as a candidate in the Gambian presidential election of 2016 and came third with 17.1% of the votes.

He was formerly a member of the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC), the then ruling party under former President Yahya Jammeh 22-year rule.

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Mama Kandeh is one of six candidates being validated by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) for the 4 December 2021 presidential election.



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