Can a National Assembly Member resign from his party and join another party without losing his or her seat?



No law exists that forbids such development but a law exists that forbids an Independent National Assembly member from joining a party. Hence the mind of the lawmakers is clear. Any party that suffers such a fate should file a case with the courts to get a declaration on the legality of cross carpeting. The multi -party system is essential for democracy, peace and stability.

The new Elections Act should empower the IEC to hold by elections wherever a National Assembly member cross carpet to another party. This should never be tolerated in a new Gambia.