Saturday, September 21, 2019

What is the content of section 63(1) and Section 65 (1) of the Constitution?

on

QUESTION OF THE DAY

Section 63 subsection (1) of the Constitution reads:

The term of office of an elected President shall, subject to subsection (3) and (6), be for a term of five years; and the person elected President shall before assuming office take the prescribed oaths.”

Hence an elected president has a five-year term.

Section 65 subsection (1) paragraph (a) reads:

“The office of President shall become vacant during the term of a presidency on the death or resignation of the President.”

Hence a president may die or resign before the end of the five-year term.

Hence the Constitution states without any ambiguity that an elected president of The Gambia may serve for five years or resign before the end of the five years.

Must Read

NCCE Engage Citizens on Tolerance, Reconciliation

By Mustapha JallowThe National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) in partnership with ECOWAS, on Saturday September 14th 2019, started an eight-day national dialogue on...

The Diplomatic Passport Saga

13,105FansLike
1,037FollowersFollow