Tuesday, November 28, 2023

JUST IN: Furious Gambian Lawmakers Savage Barrow, Say he has no Power to Fire Ya Kumba Jaiteh

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By Lamin Njie

No fewer than 31 members of the National Assembly on Monday slammed President Adama Barrow over his decision to sack a nominated national assembly member Ya Kumba Jaiteh.

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President Barrow on Monday ordered that Ms Jaiteh’s nomination as a national assembly member be revoked. The order is contained in a letter signed by secretary general and head of the civil service Ebrima Camara.

But members of the National Assembly have held an emergency causus on Monday on the issue.

“We the undersigned members of the National Assembly hereby resolve as follows: That the members of the national assembly are hereby disassociating themselves from the letter purporting to dismiss nominated member Ya Kumba Jaiteh,” the lawmakers said.

According to them, “the president has no powers or authority to dismiss any member of the national assembly and that it is unconstitutional nor is it in the spirit of constitution to revoke the nomination of any member of the national assembly.”

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“The national assembly is therefore not recognising or accepting the purported revocation of the nomination of Honourable Ya Kumba Jaiteh and considers it null and void,” they added.

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