Commonwealth Gives the Gambia’s Election a Clean Bill of Health

“Our conclusion is that this was an election conducted fairly, openly and with transparency,” he told the journalists at the presidency, while noting that the Commonwealth was here even before the campaign started.  “So we didn’t just come overnight. We had our Commonwealth team that came in while you were preparing for an election that was here during the campaign and on election day and we are still here four or five days after the election. So we have been with you all throughout this period.”

The Commonwealth Observer Mission chief said they have noted the calm atmosphere in which the campaign was carried out, the absence of violence, the civility of the language that was adopted by the governing party, something he said was reciprocated by the opposition as well.