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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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The previous week has been the most interesting week in Gambian politics since the week of December 1st 2016.

It saw the dismissal of an injunction filed by Miss Ya Kumba Jaiteh to prevent the House from swearing in Foday Gassama, a nominated member of the National Assembly who replaced Jaiteh after her nomination was revoked by President Adama Barrow.

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It also saw the Supreme Court clear NAMs after two lawyers filed a suit against the Attorney General and thirty-one Members of the National Assembly on the grounds that the president’s decision is constitutional.

But the the most interesting thing came when it was announced that the president had sacked vice president Lawyer Ousainu Darboe, a man he had formerly regarded as his political godfather along with two other ministers – Amadou Sanneh and Lamin N. Dibba.

Scial Media went into overdrive and the commentaries went on and on. Many citizens’ worry though is simply how the president intends to govern after driving a wedge between the Executive arm of government and the Legislature seeing that majority of the deputies are from the United Democratic Party.

On the answer to that, the jury is still out. Now it is a game of wait and see.

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