President Yahya Jammeh has finally got the muscle to fire the illegal occupant of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) leadership. Mustapha Carayol’s reported firing has been confirmed by Kairo News sources.
Until his firing, the embattled IEC Chairman had been under pressure to vacate the position. Mr. Carayol knows his holding of the position is unconstitutional but he continues to turn a deaf ear to chorus of protests. Constitutionally, the IEC Chairman must not serve more than two five year terms in office.
Mr. Carayol’s firing followed the United Democratic Party’s filing of a law suit at the Supreme Court on March 31st. The suit seeks to legal redress to Mr. Carayol’s illegal occupancy of the electoral commission seat. This also aims to get rid of a man being kept to continue bias refereeing in favour of President Jammeh.
Some legal commentators branded Mustapha Carayol as shameless and disgrace to The Gambia for his deliberate attitude toward common sense and failing to observing the supremacy of the Gambian constitution. Mustapha Carayol is said to be replaced by long time IEC employee Alieu Njie, another so-called compromised Jammeh associate.
There is yet to be official confirmation of Mustapha Carayol’s sacking. UDP sources said, they are monitoring the situation. Stay tune for further details of the developing story.