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Ya Kumba Jaiteh Case: Government intends to fully comply with the supreme court’s decision

Adama Barrow President of The Gambia
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SUPREME COURT’S DECISION IN THE CASE OF YA KUMBA JAITEH VS CLERK
OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND OTHERS
The Government of The Gambia, through the Attorney General’s Chambers and Ministry of
Justice, has taken note of the Decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Ya Kumba Jaiteh vs
Clerk of the National Assembly & Others delivered on 28 January 2020.
The Government wishes to further assure the general public that notwithstanding its
disappointment, it will fully comply with the Supreme Court’s Decision with immediate effect.
This is the position expected of a Government that is committed to respect for the rule of law and
democracy. It demonstrates that no matter our individual opinions or divergent views especially
on matters of national interest, we are all subject to the law and that no person or groups of persons
are above the law. Decisions like these were unthinkable only three years ago and it goes to
reinforce the extent to which the independence of our judiciary has come in this short period of
time under this administration.
The Government therefore calls upon everyone in this country to be law abiding and to make use
of democratic processes, including the courts, to address their grievances.
For further information or enquiries, please consult our website, www.moj.gm, on twitter
@Gambia_MOJ or by email: Info@moj.gov.gm

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