Chief Electoral Gambia flight

Chief Electoral Gambia flight

World January 3, 2017 16:12

accra - The chairman of the Electoral Commission of The Gambia has fled the country after threats. Alieu Momar Njai called Adama Barrow the winner of the presidential election on 1 December. That he chased the supporters of Yahya Jammeh, Gambia which led with an iron fist for 22 years and considered themselves invincible, against him in the harness.

A family member and a colleague Tuesday that Nyai were taken by the district, but did not say where he went.

Jammeh accepted first defeat, but changed his mind a week later and said he would not resign. The decision was condemned internationally, not least by its neighbors in West Africa, united in ECOWAS. They threatened military action if Jammeh, came to power through a coup, would stay on. Who spoke of a 'declaration of war. '

Last weekend, the tension in the Gambia. The security took around Banjul three private radio stations off the air, which communicate it difficult for the new government to the grassroots. The election victory of Barrow, which would be inaugurated on February 19, was seen as an unexpected success for democracy in The Gambia. The country became independent in 1965 from Britain but since then had only two presidents.

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