Gambia: Controversy Surrounds Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang’s VP Appointment; Constitutionally She Is Overaged


Ms. Fatoumata Jallow Tambajang, new Vice President of The Gambia, who was appointed today by president Adama Barrow, is not eligible to be the Vice President. The 1997, Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land disqualified Ms. Tambajang’s prospects of becoming a Vice President. This is largely due to her being overaged.

According to The Gambian Constitution, a Vice president should fulfill the qualifications required for a president, which is stipulated under section 62(1)(b) of the 1997 constitution. The minimum age of thirty and a maximum age of 65 is required for one to become a Vice president.

Fatoumatta Tambajang will be 68 years of age on the 22nd of October this year. She was born in 1948.

Written By A Correspondent 

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