Police today ask for the cooperation of the public as they commit to ensure a violence free parliamentary election on Saturday.

The Gambia heads to the polls to elect their lawmakers for the next five years in office.

The police announced that they have deployed their personnel to all polling stations across the country.

“The police will be deployed in all Polling centres to enhance the orderly conduct of election by providing security and support to the needy. 

“The general public is therefore urged to cooperate and support the Police to ensure that the election is conducted peacefully.

“In this light, the public is advised to observe the following: all eligible voters at polling stations are urged to cooperate with police officers to ensure that queuing system is followed and no disturbance occurs to disrupt the voting process. 

“Voters are encouraged to retire to their homes and avoid any form of grouping within or around the polling area/ premises after casting their votes,” police said.

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“Voters are advised to avoid wearing t-shirts or gears with party logos or inscriptions at polling centres during the voting. 

“People must continue to remain calm and law abiding, and promptly notify the relevant security institutions of any clandestine or suspicious activity.”

“As we enter the last and final phase of the election activities, you are all encouraged to replicate the gains registered during the presidential elections by exercising your franchise peacefully and retire to your respective homes,” police added.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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