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Gambia’s Jammeh heads to top court to contest election results

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Two days after making a u-turn by rejecting the outcome of the last presidential election citing serious anomalies, Gambia’s incumbent, Yahya Jammeh according to the ruling party will contest the poll result before the country’s Supreme Court.

Jammeh who seemed to have called time on his 22-year reign following his loss to opposition candidate Adama Barrow, ruffled feathers, especially that of the international community, when he rapidly conceded defeat only to rescind his concession claiming “serious and unacceptable abnormalities” and called for fresh polls.

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In a statement broadcast on state television late on Saturday, the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) said it was preparing a legal challenge to the result.

“The statement of APRC chairman Yahya Jammeh on the 9th December was a prelude of a petition that the APRC is in the process of filing before the Supreme Court against the flawed decision of the Independent Elections Commission,” it said.

 

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