Friday, 11 October 2013 18:48(JollofNews) – President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia has expelled another law maker from the country’s National Assembly. Borry Colley, a member of President Jammeh’s Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction party (APRC) who represented the Foni Jarrol constituency since 2002, was sent packing from the National Assembly on Thursday.
No reasons were given for his expulsion but a statement from the APRC secretariat said he was expelled by the president in accordance with the provisions of the party’s constitution.
The statement said Mr Jammeh’s party “will never entertain members that do not have the interest of the country at heart or indulge in acts inimical to the interest of the Gambia.”
Under Gambian law, National Assembly Members who are elected on a party ticket are answerable to their party leader and automatically loses their seat when the whip is withdrawn by their party leader. President Jammeh has used the law to expelled more than five law makers of his party in recent years.
The country’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is expected to announce the date for a bye-election soon.
Written by PK Jarju
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