RiP Draft Constitution Referendum Bill!


RiP Draft Constitution Referendum Bill! 

Editor Mbai,

On the 25th of May 2020, I wrote here on Freedomnewspaper as follows:-

“We can safely say that the Final Draft Constitution as it now is will not see the light of day before 2022 (or even before 2027 as I wrote last week!)”

There is no sign that anything has changed to make us think otherwise!

Any Bill to take the Draft Constitution (without amendments) to a Referendum will need a 75% vote in favour. Those who want to amendment the Draft Constitution “to remove retrospectivity” will need only about 14 MPs to vote against … and the Referendum Bill is dead!

I think that is what will happen when the Referendum Bill comes up for a vote in the National Assembly. No Referendum Bill = No Referendum = No New Constitution = Long Live Jammeh’s 1997 Constitution!

And as we also argued Lawyer Darboe of UDP will be HAPPY with the 1997 Constitution! Just as President Barrow too would be!

Dida Jallow-Halake,

Notting Hill, London, UK.

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