Thursday, January 19, 2017

Gambia's Jammeh Still In Office As Deadline Passes + Army Chief Says, He Won’t Stop External Troops If They Come In

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down despite the threat of military intervention by neighbouring states.

Adama Barrow, who beat him in elections last month, is due to be inaugurated as the new president today, but Mr Jammeh has ignored the deadline.

West African military forces are ready to enforce a transfer of power., including Nigeria sending down soldiers.

Senegalese troops remain stationed at the Gambian border, despite the deadline for Mr Jammeh to stand down passing at midnight.

The threat of military action is supported by Nigeria and other states in the region.

However, Gambian army chief Ousman Badjie said his troops would not fight Senegalese forces should they enter into the country, AFP news agency was quoted to have said.

"We are not going to involve ourselves militarily, this is a political dispute," he said. "I am not going to involve my soldiers in a stupid fight. I love my men."


  1. Can we rest on Jammeh's case please

  2. The greedy man should be oust from office and jailed. Their military have no power to challenge ecowas

  3. This man should just step down and let sleeping dogs lies

  4. Wetin diz man want self

  5. Let Gambians handle their internal issues by themselves. ..

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