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President Yahya Jammeh rejects Gambia’s Election Result one week after Concession Call

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President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia

President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia

Gambia’s president, Yahya Jammeh has rejected the results of the just concluded election that put a stop to his 22-year rule.

This comes a week after the 59-year-old conceded to his rival, Adama Barrow on state television.

“After a thorough investigation, I have decided to reject the outcome of the recent election. I lament serious and unacceptable abnormalities which have reportedly transpired during the electoral process.

I recommend fresh and transparent elections which will be officiated by a god-fearing and independent electoral commission,” Jammeh was quoted as saying.

According to Al Jazeera:

Soldiers were seen placing sandbags in strategic locations across the capital Banjul on Friday, a development that triggered widespread unease among the already-spooked population, who had been panic-buying food before the vote due to fear of unrest.

Witnesses told the Reuters news agency that Banjul was quiet overnight, and that there was particular nervousness about the president’s statement that he would deal harshly with any troublemakers who took to the streets.

Senegal’s foreign minister, Mankeur Ndiaye, has also called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting, and “solemnly” warned Jammeh not to harm Senegal’s interests or its citizens in Gambia.

The U.S has also said that the rejection was Jammeh’s “egregious attempt to undermine a credible election and remain legitimately in power”.

15 Comments

  1. Charming Prince

    December 10, 2016 at 8:25 am

    This clown must be forced to relinquish control of Gambia. ECOWAS and The AU, must swing to action. After the election, he called the winner to offer his congratulations. Why the sudden change of mind?

    • Joke

      December 10, 2016 at 9:12 am

      When he realized that he would no longer be president. Greedy and power crazy fool. #presidentforlifesyndrome.

    • EE

      December 10, 2016 at 10:48 am

      The establishment he is fronting slapped him down. As for military intervention, not worth the gold or blood. Let the Gambians sort themselves out.

  2. A Real Nigerian

    December 10, 2016 at 9:03 am

    What the hell?

  3. Loveth Best

    December 10, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Un-serious human being

  4. Marlvina

    December 10, 2016 at 9:35 am

    After 1 week? The gods probably gave him a call.

  5. Ec

    December 10, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Ha ha he no gree again. ECOWAS has a regional court and can try this man. Besides Gambia is not a big Ecowas player so what are we waiting for.

  6. Femi

    December 10, 2016 at 11:02 am

    He’s sick. Greedy fellow.

  7. nwa nna

    December 10, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Ha! I knew something wasn’t right when I heard that he had accepted his election defeat. I knew he had something up his sleeve, even though I hoped that I was wrong

  8. o

    December 10, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    I knew he wouldn’t give up so soon… I just knew he was gonna pull out another card… Ppl like this are stubborn, them no dey gree easily

  9. ThankGodFor GEJ

    December 10, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Now we can appreciate GEJ for what he did.Power is intoxicating.

  10. Spunky

    December 11, 2016 at 1:00 am

    Lol! E be like say he just remember wetin he forget for there. Oga, PRESS,

  11. aj

    December 11, 2016 at 8:45 am

    President Jammeh you better accept defeat and let sleeping dogs lie unless you dey play with fire!

  12. Letty

    December 11, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Strongmen if Africa. Absolute power corrupts absolutely once they taste it they can’t relinquish it.

  13. trudy

    December 13, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    some leaders are better off dead than alive. dear God , why dont you call the likes of these? And mugabe too? nigerians were so relieved when You called Abacha.. this will be my prayer point this week.

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