Pa Modou Faal presenting the petition to Teneng Jaiteh

(JollofNews) -The Gambian Community in Belgium today joined their colleagues in other parts of the world to reject President Yahya Jammeh’s nullification of the December 1st Presidential election results.

In a letter to the Gambian leader signed by Pa Modou Faal and presented to Teneng Mba Jaiteh, Gambia’s head of mission in Brussels, the community said Mr Jammeh’s rejection of the election results have put the peace and security of the Gambia and Gambians in the danger.

They called on him to avoid chaos in the country and facilitate a smooth transition of power to President Elect Adama Barrow.

Below we reproduced the letter:

“The Gambian Community in Belgium hereby join the rest of the world in condemning the statement made by the outgoing President of The Republic of The Gambia calling for the nullification of the December 2nd election results. As Gambians living in the diaspora and could not vote, we stand in solidarity with the Gambian electorates recognizing the results as the will of the Gambian people.

It is the sole responsibility of the outgoing President to avoid chaos in the country and should therefore facilitate a smooth transition of power to President Elect Adama Barrow. As the country’s peace and stability hangs in the balance, threats of military intervention from regional institutions are eminent and will result in so many casualties.

The recent announcement by the Inspector General of Police demanding permit for any convoy on the public roads has come to all concerned Gambians as a surprise since it is only the Coalition who drives in a convoy at the moment. This we find troubling and bias and therefore calls on the Inspector General of Police to reverse such decision.

The Gambian community in Belgium with Teneng Jaiteh

We also expect professionalism and patriotism from members of the security. They should know that Gambians have decided to change leadership and the will of the people remains unchanged. The Only resort was at the Supreme Court and The Gambia Bar Association has made it clear that there had been no sitting judges since May 2015. Members of the Bar have pending cases at the Supreme Court and it has never come to their attention that judges have been appointed.

The peace and tranquility of the Gambia supersedes all other interest of any individual or group. The history we write today will be irreversible and indelible hence the need to continue to nurture the peace and stability the Gambia is known for. In order to achieve this, it is in the best interest of outgoing President Yahya Jammeh, his Executive, the APRC party, the Supreme Court and all Gambians to accept the December 2nd results and work towards inaugurating President Elect Adama Barrow on January 19th 2017.

We hope that this petition can bring change in the current political impasse of our dear motherland and touch the hearts of those who wants bring the Gambia into turmoil.”