Edward Gomez, the Attorney of Defiant outgoing President Yahya Jammeh and his APRC party on Thursday, filed at the Supreme Court, an interlocutory injunction to stop the swearing in of the country’s President-elect Adama Barrow.

This is another attempt by outgoing President Jammeh and his party to stay in power after been defeated in the December polls. Last Tuesday, the Supreme Court which was supposed to sit over his election results petition announced that it could not proceed with the matter because there is no judge to constitute the court that has not been functioning for the past 2 years.

In an eight page interlocutory injunction, Outgoing President Yahya Jammeh and his APRC Party are seeking the Court to restrain the Chief Justice of The Gambia, his agents, servants, workers, employees or any person acting in judicial or quasi-judicial capacity from swearing-in and /or inaugurating Adama Barrow as President of the Republic of the Gambia on the 19th day of January 2017 or any other date pending the determination of the petition of the petitioner/Applicant before the Honourable Court.

The petitioner is also seeking for the court to restrain the President of the Republic of The Gambia, the government of the Republic of The Gambia, its agents, servants, workers, employees or any person acting in whatever capacity from preparing, arranging, organizing, conducting, partaking or participating in any manner or form in the swearing-in and /or inauguration of Adama Barrow as President of the Republic of The Gambia on the 19th day of January 2017 or any other date pending the determination of the petition of the petitioner/Applicant before the court.

 

“An order of interlocutory injunction restraining the National Assembly of The Gambia, its Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Honourable Members, Clerk of the National Assembly, agents servants, workers, employees of the National Assembly, or any person acting in whatever capacity from swearing-in and or inaugurating or preparing , arranging, organizing, conducting, partaking or participating in any manner of form in the swearing-in and /or inauguration of Adama Barrow as President of the Republic of The Gambia on the 19th day of January, 2017, or any other date pending the determination of the petition of the petitioner/Applicant before this Honorable Court” the petitioner is seeking from the Court.


The Petitioner is further seeking the court to restrain any organ of the government of the Republic of The Gambia, any domestic, regional or international body, group or organization, their agents, servants, workers, employees, any person acting in whatever capacity from swearing-in and or inaugurating or preparing, arranging, organizing, conducting, partaking or participating in any manner or form in the Republic of The Gambia on the 19th day of January, 2017 or any other date pending the determination of the petition of the petitioner/Applicant before the court.

 

“An order restraining Adama Barrow from Presenting himself before the Honourable Chief Justice of The Gambia or any judicial or quasi-judicial officer or any person in whatever capacity whatsoever for swearing-in or inauguration as President of the Republic of The Gambia on the 19th day of January, 2017, or any other date pending the determination of the petition of the petitioner/Applicant before this Honourable Court” the petition further stated.