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Barrow loses, Supreme Court rules in favour of Ya Kumba Jaiteh

Jan 29, 2020, 1:55 PM | Article By: Momodou Jawo

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld a landmark judgment in favour of nominated National Assembly Member (NAM), Ya Kumba Jaiteh, whose nomination was revoked by President Adama Barrow last year.

Delivering their judgment on Tuesday, four Supreme Court justices head by Chief Justice Hassan B. Jallow stated: “The purported termination of nomination of Ya Kumba Jaiteh through an executive letter was unconstitutional, null and void.”

They declared that the third defendant Foday Gassama’s nomination is “unconstitutional, null and void.” The court also urged Foday Gassama to desist from presenting himself as a nominated member of the National Assembly anywhere.

Ya Kumba Jaiteh was nominated by the President and became a member of the National Assembly in April 2017 after the National Assembly Election.

Ya Kumba had earlier brought an action before the Supreme Court to declare the revocation of her nomination as unconstitutional.