Hon. Fatoumata Njie aka Touma Njie National Assembly member for Banjul South has refused to withdraw her statement against the deputy speaker of the assembly saying she prefers walking out of the National Assembly than Withdrawing her statement that she made against the Deputy Speaker whom he said has misinformed Gambians on the endorsement of the National Assembly session on the death of AKI victims.
On Wednesday 26th October 2022, while presiding over the 3rd Extra-Ordinary Session of the National Assembly, Fabakary Tombong Jatta, Speaker of the National Assembly ordered a member for Banjul South Constituency, Honorable Fatoumata Njie to leave the National Assembly Chamber after the lawmaker’s observation that Deputy Speaker, Seedy Njie has lied to the assembly including the name of the Majority Leader, Bility Tunkara on the lists of MPs who called for the 3rd Extra-Ordinary Session of the national assembly.
Upon making this statement the Speaker of the National Assembly asked the member for Banjul South to withdraw her statement that she flatly rejected thus calling on her to leave the national assembly chambers.
However, in an exclusive interview with the National Assembly Member for Banjul South, Hon. Fatoumata Njie disclosed that she prefers walking out of the National Assembly than withdrawing her statement on the lies of the Deputy Speaker, noting that the Deputy Speaker lied at the assembly by informing deputies that Majority Leader, Bility Tunkara was among MPs who pushed for the convergence of the 3rd Extra-Ordinary Session of the National Assembly.
“I prefer to walk out of the assembly than withdraw my truthful statement against a lie and misleading statement of the Deputy Speaker, Seedy Njie.
For the Deputy Speaker to insinuate that Majority Leader, Bility Tunkara was among members who pushed for the 3rd Extra-Ordinary Session of the parliament is a big lie,” Touma Njie, disclosed to The Voice Newspaper.
She added: “I was asked to leave for merely exposing the lies of the Deputy Speaker which I think doesn’t sit well with the Speaker who eventually asked me to leave the NA Chambers.
The Majority Leader, on the contrary, was busy asking NPP members not to append their signatures for the session to be held.”
The Banjul South NAM revealed that out of the 53 members of the House only one NPP NAM appended his signature on the document that called for the 3rd Extra-Ordinary Session, adding that based on the facts and records available it is a total lie for the Deputy Speaker of the NA to misinform the public that Majority leader has signed for the session to be held. “I prefer to leave the assembly Chamber with my dignity than not to speak on the lies of the Deputy Speaker. Am glad that I have made my statement on the AKI before the speaker asked me out,” Fatoumata Njie disclosed.