By Gambia

The Gambia National Assembly, when will you introduce the motion to impeach the president?

You need to be reminded of the following provisions of the constitution:

SECTION 1. The Gambia is a sovereign secular Republic. (Entrenched, and can only be amended by referendum with over 50% of voters participating and a 75% yes. Section 226 sub-section 4D).

Section 4: The Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Gambia. Any law that is inconsistent with the constitution, shall to the extent of that inconsistency be null and void. (Entrenched as Section 1).

Section 7F: Sharia as regards to marriage, divorce and inheritance among members of the community to which it applies.

Section 61:2 The president shall uphold and defend this constitution as the supreme law of the Gambia. (Entrenched and same rule as Section 1 on its amendment)

Section 67: The President may be removed from office in accordance with this section on any of the following grounds-

(a) abuse of office, wilful violation of the oath of allegiance or the President’s oath of office, or wilful violation of any provision of this Consultation,

(b) misconduct in that-

(i): he or she has conducted himself in a manner which brings or is likely to bring the office of President into contempt or disrepute;

Now, your responsibility:

Suction 5 sub-section 3: The failure to obey or carry out any order made or direction given under subsection 2 shall constitute the offence of violating the Constitution and

(a) shall, in the case of the President or Vice President, constitute a ground for his or her removal from office in accordance with section 67;

Or do you all need to be recalled by your constituents before you realise that you swore to defend the constitution and are being paid to do something when the President violates it.

Time will judge.

Ends

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