SENEGAL ACCEPTS TO ACCOMMODATE H. E. PRESIDENT ADAMA BARROW (OFFICIAL)



Senegalese President Macky Sall has agreed to welcome Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow to Dakar on Saturday in Bamako, until his next inauguration, the Senegalese News Agency said. APS) from official sources.
Mr Barrow is in Dakar since Sunday, shortly after midnight, the source said, adding that the President of the Republic of Senegal responded favorably to the request of his Liberian counterpart Ellen Johnson Sirleaf,

 President-in-Office of the Community Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), on the sidelines of the France-Africa Summit. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who traveled to the Malian capital with the president-elect of the Gambia, asked the Senegalese head of state to welcome Adama Barrow until his inauguration, which Macky Sall accepted. In the name of Senegalese hospitality ".

Yahya Jammeh, who has been in power for 22 years, is challenging the results of the Gambian presidential election last December 1, the day after he admitted his defeat and congratulated his opponent Adama Barrow, the opposition candidate for his victory .Yahya Jammeh who filed an appeal to the Supreme Court requires a new election.

Meeting on December 12, UN Security Council members "renewed their request to outgoing President Yahya Jammeh to respect the sovereign choice of the people of The Gambia and to transfer the power unconditionally and without delay to President-elect Adama Barrow ".

ECOWAS will continue its efforts for a peaceful transfer of power, with the aim of convincing Yahya Jammeh to leave power peacefully on 18 January in the evening of the official end of his mandate.

The African Union which supports this mediation also summons Yahya Jammeh to leave power. Its Peace and Security Council, meeting this Friday in Addis Ababa, said that starting January 19, it will stop recognizing Yahya Jammeh as the legitimate president.

The Malian capital hosted on Friday and Saturday the 27th France-Africa summit under the theme of partnership, peace and emergence.

Source: APS

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