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Gambia’s Electoral Chairman Flee Country Over Death Threats As Jammeh Refuses To Step Down

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Gambia’s Electoral Chairman Flee Country Over Death Threats As Jammeh Refuses To Step Down

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January 3rd, 2017 – Gambia’s Electoral Chairman & Nephew Flee Country As President Yahya Jammeh Refuses To Step Down

The Chairman of the Gambian Electoral Commission has fled the country following threats to his life, his nephew said on Tuesday.

Alieu Momar Njie had declared Adama Barrow the winner of the Dec. 1 presidential election, but President Yahya Jammeh has refused to relinquish power, challenging the election results in court.

Modou Njai told newsmen that his uncle had left the country because of the threats.

“He was not willing to leave but the family had to put pressure on him.
“I understand that he is currently outside Gambia,” he said.

Security forces had earlier occupied the office of the electoral commission and denied staff access for weeks, but have since left the premises.

Barrow said on Monday that he would take power on Jan. 19 as mandated by the constitution, in spite of Jammeh’s court challenge.

After over two decades in power, Jammeh, 51, lost the election to Barrow, a former real estate agent who was little known even in Gambia before he announced his candidacy.

14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Uzoma

    January 3, 2017 at 7:38 PM

    This is the mentality of African leaders. They refuse to leave office even after defeat in an election. Idiots.

    • RAPO

      January 4, 2017 at 7:44 AM

      MUMU PRESIDENT!!!!!!! COW!!! USELESS MAN!!

  2. Gbenga

    January 3, 2017 at 7:50 PM

    Devil that pushed Saddam Hussein, Mammar Gadarfi, Laurent Gbagbo, Samuel Doe and Sani Abacha at work…….I pity this Negro

    He is boasting….the beginning of the end is here…..January 19th.

  3. fifelomo

    January 3, 2017 at 8:14 PM

    If he refuses to leave honourably, then he will leave shamefully.

  4. Bok

    January 4, 2017 at 8:57 AM

    Nigeria is the Head of Ecowas and we would like to see Buhari actions against Jameh.

    Jameh enjoy your time in the office!

  5. Cmukoro

    January 4, 2017 at 9:53 AM

    How are the mighty falling

  6. D Hunter

    January 4, 2017 at 4:10 PM

    Why is this man behaving as if he is more powerful than the whole of Africa? Why is it that these muslims want to showcase their “I MUST RULE BY FIRE BY FORCE“ attitudes anywhere they are found?
    How can somebody lose election and refused to step down for the elected? Gambians have spoken with their votes, they are probably have been waiting for this opportunity and when it came, they wasted no time to make good use of it.

    I think it is more honourable to conceed defeat just like our Jonathan did than to be forcefully removed from office in shame and disgrace. Perhaps that the way he wants it to be.

    My worries now is for those innocent people in that country that might be affected
    By the outcome of what this terrorist is planning.
    Mya God take control.

    I take a stroll…

  7. MAN D BEST

    January 4, 2017 at 8:42 PM

    I WONDER WHY ALL BLACK LEADERS BEHAVE (MISBEHAVE) LIKE THAT. DOES HE WANT TO TELL ANOTHER HACK STORY? WHO KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN HERE IN 2019…..

  8. MAN D BEST

    January 4, 2017 at 8:57 PM

    IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THIS WHEN IT COMES TO A BLACK LEADER. THEY MISBEHAVE AS IF THEY BORN THEM BORN THE COUNTRY. MAYBE HE SHOULD TELL ANOTHER HACK STORY. WHO KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN HERE IN 2019…

  9. MAN D BEST

    January 4, 2017 at 8:58 PM

    IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THIS WHEN IT COMES TO A BLACK LEADER. THEY MISBEHAVE AS IF THEY BORN THEM BORN THE COUNTRY. MAYBE HE SHOULD TELL ANOTHER HACK STORY. WHO KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN HERE IN 2019…

  10. MAN D BEST

    January 4, 2017 at 8:59 PM

    IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THIS WHEN IT COMES TO A BLACK LEADER. THEY MISBEHAVE AS IF THEY BORN THEM BORN THE COUNTRY. MAYBE HE SHOULD TELL ANOTHER HACK STORY. WHO KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN HERE IN 2019…

  11. MAN D BEST

    January 4, 2017 at 8:59 PM

    IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN LIKE THIS WHEN IT COMES TO A BLACK LEADER. THEY MISBEHAVE AS IF THEY BORN THEM BORN THE COUNTRY. MAYBE HE SHOULD TELL ANOTHER HACK STORY. WHO KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN HERE IN 2019…

  12. SKYES

    January 4, 2017 at 11:11 PM

    WHY WOULD HE STEP DOWN, JONATHAN STEPPED DOWN, AND EVERY SINGLE THING THAT WAS SIGNED BY THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT, THE DOs AND THE DON’Ts HAVE ALL BEEN IGNORED, LABELLING HIS WIFE AND FAMILY MEMBERS AS CORRUPT AND EVIL PEOPLE. THE SAME BUHARI THAT WILL DO EXACT THING JAMMEH IS DOING IS NOW COMPLAINING. JAMMEH SHOULD STAY AND CRUSH WHOEVER INTERVENES IN HIS NATION’S AFFAIRS. WESTERN CONTROLED AFRICAN LEADERS SHOULD SHUT UP AND FACE THEIR COUNTRIES. HE SHOULD APPROACH RUSSIA THE MORE, AND HE’LL SEE ALL OF THEM BACK AWAY AND TAKE TO THEIR HEELS. HE SHOULD RUN TO THE KREMLIN, FEW MONTHS LATER, HE’LL BACK STRONGER AND HIS OWN COUNTRY MEN AND WOMEN WILL SUPPORT HIM AGAIN.

  13. Thricy

    January 5, 2017 at 12:10 AM

    We really need prayers. His holding us all hostage with his arrogant attitude n we seriously affected n scared of our lives in our own peaceful country even after we voted…..

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