President Yahya Jammeh Cannot Have a New Vote

Jammeh’s astound inversion late Friday was sure to start shock among the several thousands who rampaged after Adama Barrow was declared the president-elect in the Dec. 1 vote, yelling “Flexibility!” The United States and others immediately rejected Jammeh’s new position, and the African Union on Saturday called for security powers to stay impartial. Officers were in the lanes of the capital, Banjul, as Gambians shut down shops in dread of turmoil.

Hand truck said the Independent Electoral Commission is the main capable power to announce a victor. “It was at that point done as such, and I am the president-elect,” Barrow said. “President Jammeh is the active president. He is to hand over official forces to me when his term is lapses in January.”

Jammeh, whose 22-year run has been set apart by rehashed allegations of human rights mishandle, late Friday reported that he rejects the consequences of the presidential race, a week after he convivially yielded to Barrow. “Allah is letting me know my time is up,” he said then. Jammeh now says examinations have uncovered various voting inconsistencies.

The leader of the constituent commission, Alieu Momar Njie, would not remark to The Associated Press on whether Jammeh had recorded a formal test to the vote. On Saturday, Barrow reviewed Jammeh’s phone call Dec. 2, communicate on state TV, to yield vanquish. “The friendly president let me know in a basic, clear dialect that the outcomes were respected of the general population and God,” Barrow said in the wake of meeting with the coalition government at his home.

Dump cart, a 51 year-old land head honcho and previous security monitor, approached Jammeh to join his side for a smooth move. “Tell him that pioneers go back and forth. Sometime, I should likewise go,” Barrow said. “I encourage him to change his present position and acknowledge the decision of the general population in compliance with common decency for the Gambia, our country, whose individuals merit peace and flexibility and flourishing.”