KMC MAYORAL RACE: POLLS PUTS UDP’s TALIB ON LEAD

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Campaigns closed on Thursday and Gambians heads to polls tomorrow to elect their regional representatives, including mayors for Banjul and KM.

UDP candidate Talib Bensouda

An opinion polls conducted by students of the University of the Gambia has put the Kanifing Municipality’s mayoral candidate for United Democratic Party, Talib Bensouda, on the lead for the region’s top job.

The polls also indicated a tie in Banjul between Abdoulie Bah and Ebou Faye.

Campaigns closed on Thursday and Gambians heads to polls tomorrow to elect their regional representatives, including mayors for Banjul and KM.

A total of 1900 questionnaires have been administered in the Kanifing Municipality in a survey conducted by students of UTG Research Methods and Contemporary Gambian Politics classes.

“Having commanded 38.4% of votes in the polls, the findings revealed that Talib Bensouda of UDP is the candidate who is likely to win the mayoral elections for the Kanifing Municipality,” the polls indicated.

“Papa Njie, an Independent candidate, emerged as the next contender in the polls with 16.4% of the votes; followed by Rambo of APRC with 13.9%; Bakary Badjie, an Independent candidate with 10.8%; Adama Bah of PDOIS with (8.5%); Geri Gara of GDC with 4.1%; Francis Gomez, an Independent candidate with 1.6%; then Modou Jenkings, an Independent candidate with 0.9%; while Bubacarr Senghore, an Independent Candidate with 0.4% received the least number of votes. However, 5.0% of the respondents declined to disclose their candidates.”

In addition, 450 questionnaires were also administered in the City of Banjul with the following results. Having polled 22.7% of votes each, the findings reveal a tie between Lie Bah, the incumbent Mayor and Ebou Faye, contesting as an Independent candidate, as the candidates who are likely to win the mayoral elections for the City of Banjul.

Rohey Lowe of UDP emerged as the next contender having received 16.7% of the votes; followed by Adama Kelepha Samba, an Independent candidate with 14.4%; Lizzie, an Independent candidate with 13.8%; Paul Bass, an Independent candidate with 4.4%; Abdoulie Saine of APRC with 2.7%; then Pa Musa Njie of GDC with 1.6%; while Alhajie Jah, an Independent candidate with 0.9% received the least number of votes in the polls. However, 0.2% of the respondents declined to disclose their candidates.

 

2018-05-11T11:17:42+00:00

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