RiP Draft Constitution Referendum Bill!
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!)” https://www.freedomnewspaper.com/2020/05/25/draft-constitution-is-toast-jatta-and-mballow-speak-for-barrow/
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!
Notting Hill, London, UK.