Gambia President, Yahya Jammeh Has Now Rejected The Election Results Following His Defeat

Published On: December 10, 2016, 8:05 am (3 years ago)
Author: Daniel Bosai
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Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has rejected the result of the presidential election held earlier this month, a week after admitting defeat.



He said he now recommends fresh and transparent elections which will be officiated by a God-fearing and independent electoral commission

Speaking on state TV, Mr Jammeh cited “abnormalities” in the vote and called for fresh elections.

Mr Jammeh, who came to power in a coup in 1994, suffered a shock defeat to Adama Barrow, who
won more than 45% of the vote.

Jammeh even conceded defeat on state TV last week, prompting wild celebrations over the ending of Jammeh's 22-year rule, a government that human-rights groups accused of detaining, torturing and killing opponents.

Mr Barrow, a property developer, is due to take office in late January.

The fresh announcement Jammeh made on state television on Friday throws the future of the West African country into doubt after the unexpected election results.

Mai Ahmad Fatty, the head of Barrow's transition team, told Reuters they were “consulting on what to do”, adding:
 “As far as we are concerned, the people have voted. We will maintain peace and stability and not let anyone provoke us into violence.”
The Gambia is the smallest country on mainland Africa, with a population of fewer than two million.

Mr Jammeh said that he now rejected the results of the election “in totality”.
“After a thorough investigation, I have decided to reject the outcome of the recent election,” Mr Jammeh said.
“I lament serious and unacceptable abnormalities which have reportedly transpired during the electoral process.
“I recommend fresh and transparent elections which will be officiated by a God-fearing and independent electoral commission.”



-- Raphkomo (m) at 10-12-2016 08:27 AM
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Greedy bastard
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-- gogoman (m) at 10-12-2016 08:33 AM
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NA LIE
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-- gentlesteve11 (m) at 10-12-2016 08:45 AM
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I knew he would pull a nasty surprise out of his sleeve when he conceded defeat cos his body language had the trappings of a conman.
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-- kacylee (f) at 10-12-2016 09:45 AM
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what happen, while the world is celebrating ur heroic gesture... check am well his wife must be behind his change of heart

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-- crocatum (m) at 10-12-2016 09:48 AM
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africa has a long way to go, full with retardation and retrogression, it no surprise that he will choose to be extremely foolish as always.
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-- ignis99 (m) at 10-12-2016 09:49 AM
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This is the main reason Nigerians should celebrate Jonathan at all times regardless
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-- emytex74 (m) at 10-12-2016 11:01 AM
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22years yet you are not satisfied you must go weda you like it or not greedy animal
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-- kenosas (m) at 10-12-2016 11:09 AM
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africa has a long way to go, full with retardation and retrogression, it no surprise that he will choose to be extremely foolish as always.



U re right,later we ll be blaming our failure on the white man that dey re the very reason for our failure,maywhile we dont know wat we re doing,is like Africans we are confused completing,only were i can blame the whiteman is for them to merged christians and muslims in one basket, let see when Buhari will be defeated anytime wat will happen,,,,not dat they know how to rule or lead ,no,but dey must lead whether dey re good at it or not,,,,look at nigerians and Buhari today ,nigeria has drown deep into hard economy recession and him,Buhari and co are confused they dont know what or how paddle the country out of this deadly recession but they can not give up,never.  After Britexit David cameron stepdown now after italians recent referendum the italian prime minister say he is going to stepdown but africa 4were.
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-- anthonia406 (m) at 10-12-2016 11:25 AM
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What happened to Gbagbo of Ivory Coast will soon happen to you.
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-- OLOWOBABA10 (m) at 10-12-2016 11:42 AM
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His arguments doesn't hold water , these are the cries of a  hopeless  loser
, if a transparent and credible election like this one has ever been held in the Gambia , ex-president yahya jammeh  would never have a won even a parliamentary election in that country .
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-- samybrowne (m) at 10-12-2016 05:38 PM
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ICC  AWAITS U SIR ..
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-- Amibomatc (m) at 10-12-2016 07:40 PM
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The spirit of Pharoh is with him.
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-- kison (m) at 10-12-2016 09:44 PM
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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-- Trueyarn (m) at 10-12-2016 09:49 PM
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Abi devil don later go for back loose wrapper take flog this Jameh for head?
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-- Trueyarn (m) at 10-12-2016 09:51 PM
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Naijapals admin,I'm still yet to get my token for November top commenters,"What's happening?Huh?Huh??
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-- Igotalkam (m) at 11-12-2016 12:23 AM
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Greedy & tyrant bastard
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-- Igotalkam (m) at 11-12-2016 12:24 AM
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Mr jammeh, respect yourself
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-- Igotalkam (m) at 11-12-2016 12:25 AM
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Re  run d election & u will still lose
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-- 419BigBoy (m) at 11-12-2016 04:03 PM
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speak up GEJ, don't be quiet.
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