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Jammeh May Relinquish Power As He Appoints Mediator Between Himself & President-Elect, Barrow

President Yayah Jammeh of Gambia has appointed a mediator to facilitate meetings between himself and president-elect Adama Barrow.

Jammeh, who ruled the small West African nation with an iron fist for more than two decades, lost the last presidential elections but refuses to accept the result of the poll.

Barrow, a former real estate agent, who was little known before he announced his candidacy, is scheduled to take office on January 19.

The ruling party’s secretary general will mediate between Jammeh’s supporters and the opposition to “resolve any mistrust and issues,” Jammeh said in a televised address to the nation early Wednesday.

He refuses to accept the election result because it was “full of arithmetic errors and anomalies, it also could not be credibly explained,” the outgoing president added.

Jammeh ordered the justice minister and national assembly to draft a general amnesty bill, while issuing an executive order not to arrest or prosecute citizens for “acts or omissions’’ committed during the pre and post electoral period, between November 1 and January 31.

The announcement comes a day after the Supreme Court postponed hearing a court petition filed by Jammeh to challenge the election results.

The case was adjourned to Monday, since only one of a required minimum of five judges was present, the court’s registrar said.

Several West African heads of state meanwhile postponed a meeting with Jammeh aimed at helping to resolve the political crisis from Wednesday to Friday.

8 Comments on Jammeh May Relinquish Power As He Appoints Mediator Between Himself & President-Elect, Barrow

  1. This matter is getting more interesting


  2. Hmmmm, Nawa oooooo


  3. have been expectn that


  4. dats false


  5. He couldn’t believe he lost after they stuffed the ballots with so many fake votes. it’s impossible. lol


  6. Yayah Jammeh can not be trusted, he definitely has something up his sleeves. He is planning something very sinister but he will fail. The ECOWAS and other international community will not give him the chance to succeed with his sinister motives!


  7. Abbey Williams // January 11, 2017 at 9:34 pm // Reply

    he simply needs immunity from possible financial/political offence committed and amnesty from trial for actions and in-actions during his reign as president.


  8. Please relinquish power and go!


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