Supreme Court Rule on Injunction Case Today


By Aramata jatta
The Supreme Court of the Gambia which consist of a Coram yesterday set a date to deliver a judgement in which Hon.Yakumba Jaiteh is praying for an injunction an interim order that seeks to stay her removal slated on Friday 15th 2019.
Lead defense counsel Lawyer Borry Touray argued that they are faced with crisis situation and if not resolved will put them in a quagmire of having six nominated members of the national assembly which will be a violation of the constitution.
“Borders on the question of separation of powers and equality it touches on the integrity of national assembly members.”
State Lawyer representing the Attorney General in their intervention urged the court to dismiss Ms Jaiteh’s application.
Binga D representative of the State told the court that said nomination is a privilege citing that such privilege doesn’t constitute a right. And one basic condition of an injunction is when a legal right is being threatened.
“What the plaintiff is challenging in this court is an issue of privilege which cannot be considered an issue of right”
He alluded that Hon.Jaiteh has no right to claim before the court and therefore granting an interim order will amount to putting the state into a difficult situation.”
Meanwhile, Sympathizers, well-wishers and supporters of Hon. Yakumba Jaiteh gathered outside the courtroom chanting “Never Again soon as Ya Kumba Jaiteh steps out of the Courtroom.


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