The Supreme Court of the Gambia on Tuesday delivers a landmark judgement in the case of Nominated National Assembly member Ya Kumba Jaiteh. The court nullified the revocation of Ya Kumba’s nomination.

Mrs Jaiteh’s nomination was revoked by President Adama Barrow last year after she fell out with the president.

She however challenged her revokation at the Supreme Court in Banjul.

In the Tuesday judgement, Hassan B Jallow, chief justice of The Gambia said: “the purpoted termination of nomination of Ya Kumba Jaiteh through an executive letter was unconstitutional, null and void.”

Chief Justice Jallow added:”The third defendant Foday Gassama’s nomination is unconstitutional, null and void.”

The court also advised Mr Gassama to desist from “presenting himself as a nominated member of the National Assembly anywhere”.

Speaking to Mrs Jaiteh shortly after the judgement, she described the judgment as “a victory for the country’s democracy and a test of the judiciary”.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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