The Gambia’s United Democratic Party (UDP) said it will sue the government for sacking the chairman of the country’s Independent Electoral Commission, Bishop Solomon Johnson, ‘The Point’ reported on Wednesday.
The UDP said President Yahya Jammeh’s removal of Johnson was in “total violation of the constitution”. The UDP appealed to other political parties to join it in an alliance, the Banjul newspaper reported. President Jammeh removed Johnson after the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the commission which had taken the government to court over its refusal to organise local elections under existing laws.
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