US Condemns Jammeh’s Call For Fresh Elections

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”

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