(JollofNews) – Visiting regional leaders from four countries have held a meeting with President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia aimed at diffusing political tension in the small West African nation
Tension is currently high in the Gambia after President Jahya Jammeh’s refused to accept the outcome of the December 1st election, which was won by the opposition.
Mr Jammeh had initially conceded defeat and praised the country’s electoral system as rigged proof. He changed his mind a week later citing huge and unacceptable mistakes by the electoral commission.
The opposition has described his actions as a violation of the constitution and have called on him to respect the will of the people.
And as the standoff continue, Liberian leader Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari, Sierra Leone’s Ernest Bai Koroma and Ghana’s John Mahama have met Mr Jammeh at State House, Banjul to convince him to hand over power to the victor, Adama Barrow.
The outcome of the meeting yet to be disclosed, but there are unconfirmed reports on Facebook that Mr Jammeh is digging his heels and has demanded a power sharing government to be formed.
The visiting delegation is currently meeting with President-elect Adama Barrow at the luxurious Coco Ocean Hotel.
More to follow soon