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.