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ECOWAS Mission yet to convince Yaya Jammeh

Maximilian Kasseh, Jr./Jos Garneo Cephas
ECOWAS Chairperson, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and President Yaya Jammah.
ECOWAS Chairperson, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and President Yaya Jammah.

GAMBIA, BANJUL-West African leaders are yet to convince President Yahya Jammeh to accept defeat in the recent Presidential election held in the Gambia and to cede power.

The Head of the team, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, said: “We were in Banjul to help the people of Gambia organize the transition, emphasizing that mediation effort is not a process that can be accomplished in a single day.”

The Liberian said the ECOWAS Mission was in Banjul to better understand the current situation and to report to their peers at a meeting of ECOWAS scheduled for Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the ECOWAS’ Headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria

President Sirleaf as Chairperson of ECOWAS Authority, made the statement Tuesday, December 13, 2016 upon return from Banjul, the Gambia.

While in the Gambia, her team briefed the Press after meeting separately with President Jammeh and the winner of the polls, Adama Barrow.

The Liberian Leader along with Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, Ghana’s John Dramani Mahama, and Sierra Leone’s Ernest Bai Koroma constituted the ECOWAS team, along with that of the African Union and United Nations mediation team.

The West African Leaders in a close door meeting with President Yaya Jammeh.

President Jammeh’s Patriotic Alliance for Reorientation and Construction (APRC) Party has made an appeal to the country Supreme Court for the cancelation of the December 1, 2016 election result that declared Mr. Barrow as winner.


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