The United States of America has condemned President Yahya Jammeh’s rejection of the result of the Gambian Presidential election held last week.
Jammeh who has ruled Gambia for twenty-two years lost the election to the opposition candidate, Adama Barrow and initially conceded defeat. However, in a shocking turnaround, Jammeh has now insisted that the elections were abnormal and has called for fresh elections.
A statement from the US State department said, “We strongly condemn President Jammeh’s December 9 statement rejecting the December 1 election results and calling for new elections. This action is a reprehensible and unacceptable breach of faith with the people of The Gambia and an egregious attempt to undermine a credible election process and remain in power indefinitely.
We call upon President Jammeh, who accepted the election results on December 2, to carry out orderly transition of power to President-elect Barrow in accordance with the Gambian constitution”