Breaking: EU Delegation, US Embassy, British High Commission And German Embassy Call On Members Of The National Assembly To Vote In Favour Of Draft Constitution
The EU delegation, United States Embassy, British High Commission and German Embassy have issued a joint call for members of the national assembly to vote in favour of the draft constitution.
NAMs are currently debating the constitution promulgation bill 2020 but there are fears it could be voted down as partisan politics threatens its national assembly survival.
Europe’s top diplomatic guns in the country and the United States Embassy have now joined the fray in calling on the MPs to vote in favour of the bill.
A statement said: “The EU Delegation, the United States Embassy, the British High Commission and the German Embassy urge members of the National Assembly to vote the draft Bill on the revised constitution to progress to the final stages of parliamentary scrutiny.
“The draft constitution is the result of extensive consultations with Gambians across the country and in the diaspora, with significant investment of resources, intellectual discussion and debate by Gambians from all walks of life.
“In order to consolidate the hard won democratic gains in recent years, it is vital to the credibility of the current transition to truly democratic, accountable government that the people of The Gambia themselves are given the opportunity to vote in a referendum on the new constitution.
“Denying them that opportunity is to deny one of the most demanded objectives from the 2016 election, and risks signalling abandonment by this transition government of one of its most significant commitments to the Gambian electorate.”