US Condemns Yahya Jameeh’s Rejection Of Gambia’s Election Results

United States of America has strongly condemned Gambia Leader Yahya Jammeh’s statement over the rejection of December 1 presidential poll.

                                                                      Yahya Jammeh

“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 illegitimately,” said state department spokesman Mark Toner.

Mr Adama Barrow, a property developer, is due to take office in late January. Mai Ahmad Fatty, the head of his 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.

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