Thursday, January 12, 2017

Jammeh files an injunction with the Supreme Court to stop President-elect Barrow's inauguration

Edu Gomez - Jammeh;'s lawyer 
After he has failed to recruit the required number of judges to constitute a proper Supreme Court, Yaya Jammeh is, once more, trying to pull a rabbit from a hat by trying to stop President-elect Barrow from being inaugurated as Gambia's 3rd President of the Republic by filing an injunction with the Supreme Court to stop him from being inaugurated on the 19th January, 2017.

The application for the restraining order attempts to prevent "any organ of the government...any domestic, regional and international body, group or organizations, their agents, servants...partaking or participating in any manner or form in the swearing-in and/or inauguration of Adama Barrow as President of the Republic of The Gambia on the 19th day of January or any other date pending the determination of the Petition of the Petitioner/Applicant before this Honorable Court.

The application was filed by lawyer Edu Gomez on behalf of the outgoing ruling party of Yaya Jammeh, the APRC, this afternoon.   The fact that the filing took place is in itself an act of desperation if not of incompetence because the Chief Justice who also is the sole judge on the Supreme Court bench is an interested party in the case and thus cannot hear the application, according to a source familiar with the inner workings of the Gambian judiciary. " It is like him ( CJ, Fagbenle) saying, I hereby restrain myself from swearing in the president-elect."  The application specifically states that the Chief Justice is an interested party, so it impossible for him to act on the application.

To prevent Gambia's President-elect from being inaugurated as prescribed by the Constitution is a treasonable offence that must not be tolerated by a lawless individual like Yaya Jammeh.  The will of the Gambian people will not be subverted by a dictator who was defeated in an election that has been universally proclaimed to be free, fair and credible.