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GAMBIA: REVIEW OF BARROW’S APPOINTMENT OF LAWYER DARBOE AS GAMBIA’S NEW VICE PRESIDENT

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BY: Sulayman Bah

I told my political friends at the time of the age limit on the Presidency and Vice debate that it was purposely for Hon. Darboe to be our country’s VP whilst using Mrs.Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajang. That when the dust settles, Hon. Darboe will formally assume the Vice Presidency up to the end of the 3-years Coalition agreement. That President Adama Barrow will then resign as a mark of honoring the 3-years and handover to his VP who will finish the two of the five years remaining of the constitutional mandate – 2019 to 2021.

That President Barrow will then resurface in 2021 to lead the UDP to the general election. This was then and I still stand by and this reshuffle made me hopeful that President Barrow is likely to honour the Coalition 2016 agreement.

Today, we have news that Hon. Darboe is now our VP next stop …The President of the Republic of The Gambia and Commander in Chief of the Armed and Security Forces.

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COMMENTS

Bakary Jadama –> Interesting developments we r watchin……i think he wanna get rid off politicians who r making too much noise abt 3 or 5yrs put Darboe as VP to calm him down n UDP folks.

Famara Singhateh –> Barrow playing smart on UDP…Yanked Darboe to a ceremonial function Amadou Sanneh from critical ministry.. The two new ministers in to help him win votes….The rest is in the future…

Aida N’jaiWa –> Wasn’t Lawyer Darboe a convicted felon? 😊 So for him to be VP, shouldn’t Barrow pardon him? Femi Mahoney

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Muhammed Alpha Jallow –> IN THIS ADMINISTRATION EVERY ONE WILL BE SACKED ONE DAY EXCEPT LAWYER DARBOE….LIKE THE PREVIOUS ONE VP NJIE NEVER GOT THE SACK….ALWAYS COMES AROUND

Femi Mahoney —> THE APPOINTMENT OF LAWYER DARBOE AS Vice President IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

It is unconstitutional, as per Section 62(2) (b) of the 1997 Constitution, which is repeated under Section 70(1) (2). Darboe was not acquitted at law, he was pardoned by the State (Executive).

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The above position was conclusive after the decision of the country’s Supreme Court on the Public Order Act remit.

Thanks for your understanding.

NOTE:
To anyone out there, please make sure you reference me, if you want to write about this bit.

Bass Sonko –>  Darboe is still a convict and has had the appeal against his conviction to be quashed dismissed twice last November by the Supreme Court. He himself knows he’s not qualified to hold this position and should not be in Barrow’s cabinet. Barrow is to blame for this insult

Bulli Sowe Bass Sonko —> Ayatollah is still a convict but Adu dare not even pardon him

Femi Mahoney Bass Sonko, —> exactly so. How did they miss this basic bit? smh

Modou Njie —> Who’s the justice minister in Gambia and which law school he graduated from?

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