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African Union to stop recognizing Yahya Jammeh as Gambian President from January 19th

January 17, 2017 lawson james 0 Comments

African Union to stop recognizing Yahya Jammeh as Gambian President from January 19th
Yahya Jammeh
Following a meeting in Addis Ababa today Jan. 13, African Union’s Peace and Security Council announced it will no longer recognize Jammeh as president of Gambia after Jan. 19, which is the intended date for the inauguration of president-elect, Adama Barrow.
President Yahya Jammeh disputed the December election results due to anomalies and filed a petition with Gambia’s Supreme Court, whichpostponed the hearing to May. Prompting, Jammeh to claim that he shall remain in office till then.
AU statement warned of “serious consequences” if Jammeh’s insistence on hanging on to power “causes any crisis that could lead to political disorder, humanitarian and human rights disaster, including loss of innocent lives and destruction of properties.” According to a report by Quartz.

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