Yankuba Colley accuses bar association of bias

Yankuba Colley accuses bar association of bias

Yankuba Colley, Mayor of the Kanifing Municipality and Organizing Secretary of the ruling APRC party is accusing the Gambia Bar Association of being biased.

The Gambia Bar Association had asked Jammeh to step down and is boycotting the courts until power is handed over to the locally-backed President-elect Adama Barrow.

Colley has filed a fresh petition in court against the president-elect, electoral commission, and the attorney general but finding it difficult to find a lawyer to represent him.

Last month, the bar said President Yahya Jammeh’s attempt to hold on to power was unconstitutional and “treasonable.”

Colley maintains that the APRC party continues to be the biggest and most popular political party and doubled down on Jammeh’s claims that the polls were rigged.

This was supposed to be the first peaceful transition of power in the Gambia since 1965 after the British gave up the former colony. Jammeh, however, had also previously said he would “rule the nation for a billion years,” and seem ready to go to war to keep that vow.

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