By Yusef Taylor, @FlexDan_YT
One Mr Momodou Jallow representing the Association for National Reorientation and Development Party (ANRD) raised concerns that the Voters Card he was issued with was of very poor quality. In his own words “the quality is not there”.
Mr Jallow was speaking at a dialogue between Political Stakeholders at the Kairaba Jawara International Conference Center on Saturday 25th June 2021. During his presentation delivered in the presence of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) Vice Chairperson, Joe Colley and Chief Electoral Officer, Sambujang Njie, Mr Jallow was adamant that he wanted to show his card to the IEC Officials present.
Speaking to Mr Jallow soon after his presentation he showed Gainako this card that he says he secured today morning before attending the meeting. Mr Jallow says he is very disappointed with the quality of the cards because there are a number of white lines running across the card which are obscuring his face and his Voter Number.
In response to his concerns the IEC Vice-Chairperson, Joe Colley apologised for the poor defective voter’s cards issued. Mr Colley said “it’s unfortunate, we’re sorry because we know that some of the machines may develop certain issues like the dust may have penetrated that’s why. But that doesn’t mean that your details are not safe.”
Trying to explain the voter’s card number Mr Colley said “the first three digits are the machine that registers you. Then the other number is the date which means that you registered today. The other six digits show the time that you registered. So that is your number so don’t worry we are trying to get some of these heads so that we get some of these things fixed. So don’t worry your data is ok.”