The UDP has swept the polls nationwide in the Local Government Elections held on Thursday, 12th April, 2018. Out of 120 Wards, the UDP won 62 seats.
The opposition GDC party came second and won 23 seats, whilst the former ruling party of the then dictator Yahya Jammeh won 18 seats. The remaining parties such as PDOIS won 7 seats, NRP won 5 seats, GMC won 1 seat, PPP won 1 seat, GPDP 0, NCP 0 and independent candidates won 3 seats.
An official declaration of results from the country's electoral body IEC confirmed that 120 persons have been returned as councillors.
The next phase of this year's local government elections will be held on May 12th, 2018 in Banjul and Kanifing Municpality only for the mayoral candidates.
Compared to the previous elections especially the past presidential and parliamentary elections, many observed that there is a low voter turnout in this year's L. G elections.