WILL THE IEC ENGENDER A POITCAL CRISIS BY DEREGISTERING ALL PARTIES OR SOME PARTIES THROUGH THE SELECTIVE APPLICATION OF THE ELECTIONS (AMENDMENT) ACT?

This is the question that is occupying the minds of all those who are following political development in The Gambia. All eyes are now focused on what the IEC is going to do. There have been many claims that the IEC Chairman is unconstitutionally occupying his post. Hence it would be an irony if the same chairman ordered the de-registration of a political party on the basis it is not adhering to the law.

What is reasonable and justifiable in a democratic society is to repeal any law which aims to obstruct the right of any Gambian to belong to any political party.

 

WHY DID THE PRESIDENT SUSPEND HIS NATIONAL ADDREESS TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY?

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WHY DID THE PRESIDENT SUSPEND HIS NATIONAL ADDREESS TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY?

The National Assembly could not have prepared to receive the President on 17 March without consultation between the Speaker and the Office of the President. It is therefore strange that National Assembly members should be kept waiting to receive the President only to be told at the eleventh hour that he would not be coming and that their session is adjourned indefinitely. The Nation is calling for answers. It is announced that the President will address the National Assembly today. It is hoped that it will become clear why he could not turn up when he was expected to.

INTEREVIEW WITH HALIFA SALLAH ON COALITION ON WEST COAST RADIO POSTPONED

An interview with Halifa Sallah on Coalition on West Coast Radio which was scheduled for Thursday 30 March 2016 has been Halifa Sallahpostponed.

The Youth Parliament has been inviting leaders from the ruling party and the opposition to put their policies before the people by relying on the non state owned electronic media. This is opening up the political space. In the last programme broadcast on Thursday 24 March it was indicated that Halifa Sallah will be invited to address the issue of coalition on Thursday 31 March. Continue reading