The civil society group calling itself Operation No Illegal Voting has dismissed IEC’s claim that they impersonated the electoral body in their voter education campaigns. 

The group said IEC was “spreading lies” with accusations that they wore t-shirts with IEC logo.

“We never used their logo. That statement is a lie. They also said that the group visits seyfolu and kafolu to sensitise them on electoral matters and why foreigners must not vote in The Gambia which the IEC people claim is their sole responsibility. I want to tell the IEC those words are lies,” Musa Koteh, founding member of the group, told The Standard.

IEC chairman Alhaji Momar Njai

Mr Koteh added: “Our law says foreigners cannot vote. It’s not written anywhere that only the IEC should embark on countrywide tours and educate the masses. 

“Youth groups who love their country and want peace, decided to bring themselves together and help ensure the sanctity and sanity of the Gambian voter card, since there is a particular political party bent on registering foreigners to vote in our elections which would constitute conflict.”

Mr Koteh, a political activist and former member of the anti-government Three Years Jotna movement, said the group will continue its electoral education campaigns. 

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