The National Sports Council (NSC) bowed down to the no nonsense ultimatum of the legislature without delay as they retracted and apologized for their recent press release challenging and protesting against the decision of the National Assembly on the GNOC election slated for 12 February.
The NSC retracted the release and apologised the National Assembly upon the assembly’s decision to question and reprimand the minister of Youth and Sports, his permanent secretary and the executive secretary of the National Sports Council for their roles in the letter challenging the decision of the National Assembly Select Committee on Youth and Sports.
The Youth Sports Minister Sheriff Gomez, Permanent Secretary Alieu Jammeh and Executive Director of National Sports Council Abdou Aziz Titao Mendy, appeared before parliamentarians on Tuesday remedy their “out of place move” under the instructions of Minister Gomez to direct the executive director of the NSC to reduce the decision of the National Assembly Select Committee as a matter to be “put aside”.
The NSC apologised to the Speaker of the National Assembly and members of the Select Committee on Youth and Sports In a letter headlined “Withdrawal of Press Release”.
The NSC withdrew its Press Release “National Sports Council Press Release on the GNOC Presidential Election dated 21 January 2011 captioned ".
The release apologetic NSC release stated “We sincerely apologize to the Honourable Speaker of the National Assembly and Members of the National Assembly, particularly the Select Committee on Youth and Sports, for any inconvenience this Press Release might have caused your Honourable Office”.