Gambian President-Elect Charges Yahya Jammeh To Relinquish Power As High Profile Delegation Storms Gambia

By Ikenga Chronicles December 12, 2016

Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow on Monday called on the defeated incumbent President, Yahya Jammeh to do the needful by stepping down having suffered defeat in the just concluded presidential poll.

This call came on the premise of Jammeh’s sudden reversal of his decision to concede defeat after taking the part of honour to concede defeat following a presidential election.

“I think he should step down now. He has lost the election, we don’t want to waste time, we want this country to start moving,” Barrow said.

Barrow is due to welcome a high profile delegation of African heads of state and UN representatives on Tuesday to persuade Jammeh to go.

The delegation according to sources may include UN West Africa envoy Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, and Liberian leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in her capacity as head of the ECOWAS.

“It’s giving us confidence and it will give confidence to every Gambian that the world is concerned about Gambia,” he said.

Barrow said he urged Jammeh to meet the delegation after it arrives but could not confirm that the longtime leader would be present, saying that he had not spoken to him since December 2.

“I urge him and advise him to meet the international community. They are partners to the Gambia and the Gambia is a signatory to those institutions, so we have to give them that respect” he said.

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