By Simon Sabally

At least one indicator is prevalent: The instigators of Yaya Jammeh to challenge the results are currently in the NPP, for example, Sidi Njie.

I have, for a long time, propose for the enactment of a TRANSITION BILL which will specify the nitty-gritty of the 90 days transition period, including the handing over of the mantle of the presidency. Most countries have such nitty-gritty of transition in their constitutions, while others have legislative instruments on it.

The 90 days transition period enshrined in section 69(2) of the 1997 Constitution is far too long for sycophants to convince any ambitious incumbent to finds ways to discredit the results, similar to what happened in January 2017. The Gambia’s current economy and the psyche of her people cannot withstand another impasse.


A transition law creates orderly and smooth transfer of power from one government to another.  Therefore, the AG should propose a TRANSITION BILL as soon as possible before the 2021 polls.