It’s on record. The parliamentary immunity of Ousmane Sonko was lifted by the National Assembly on Friday 26 February. The deputies of the presidential majority remaining in the room voted. According to journalist Babacar Ndaw Faye on Twitter, 90 votes in favour of lifting parliamentary immunity, 1 vote against and 2 abstentions were noted on their side.
With this decision by the National Assembly, the head of Pastef-Les patriotes becomes an ordinary citizen again.
If it were up to the ad hoc committee of the National Assembly, the parliamentary immunity of deputy Ousmane Sonko will be lifted this Friday in plenary session. This is what emerges from the report of the work of this entity headed by Papa Biram Touré.
Indeed, the majority deputies concluded « that in view of the serious nature of the referral, the documents submitted and the serious accusations against Deputy Ousmane SONKO, the ad hoc committee adopted, by a very large majority, the decision to recommend to the plenary session of the National Assembly, to lift the parliamentary immunity of Deputy Ousmane SONKO, to allow justice to take action, conduct proceedings and apply the provisions of the law to lead to the manifestation of the truth on this case.
The commission bases itself on the fact that, beyond the serious facts that are incriminated, all witnesses and persons involved have been heard with the exception of Sonko, who invokes his parliamentary immunity. The Commission therefore wants this jurisdictional privilege to be taken away from him so that justice can dispose of him.
Sonko’s parliamentary immunity officially lifted
It’s on record. The parliamentary immunity of Ousmane Sonko was lifted by the National Assembly on Friday 26 February. The deputies of the majority all voted in favour. Where, those of the opposition and the non-attached have refused to participate in the vote.