Gambian President Insists - I Will Not Step Down

Gambia incumbent president lost the presidential election to opposition leader on December 1st, 2016 and have already conceded defeat but his dictatorial side couldn't let his decision stand.

He recanted his decision and he is calling for re-run. Despite the pressure from International communities and concerned neighbours, Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has insisted he won’t step down. His insistence to stay was broadcasted again on state television on Tuesday.

In his words:

“I am not a coward. My right cannot be intimidated and violated. “This is my position. Nobody can deprive me of that victory except the Almighty Allah,”. “The political crisis in The Gambia will be settled internally and peacefully, I would maintain my position of challenging the election result,” he insisted.

President Jammeh, who is accused by human rights groups of the detention, torture and killing of perceived opponents during his 22-year rule, has been urged by West African leaders and Western powers to hand over power peacefully.

Notably, he flat out rejected Nigerian President council saying he has no moral ground to solicit in Gambia crisis considering his history of acrimony.
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