War Looms As Senegalese Troop Move To Kick Jammeh Out Of Office

By Ikenga Chronicles December 23, 2016

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has revealed that Senegal will use military might to oust Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh if he refuses to step down when his mandate expires on 19 January.

The Chairman of the ECOWAS commission, Marcel Alain De Souza while commenting on the move on Thursday said: “Stand-by forces are on alert and would be deployed to restore the people’s wish if mediators, led by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, failed to persuade Jammeh to give up power.’’

He added that it was not ECOWAS’ “wish to set alight the zone” and if Mr Jammeh “loves” his people, he should “negotiate an exit door calmly”.

Mr de Souza said: ‘’If it doesn’t happen, the most radical means will be used.

The Supreme Court has set 10 January as a date for a case brought by Mr Jammeh’s party to cancel the result.

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