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Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by mmb(m): 9:07am On Dec 10, 2016
Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has rejected the result of the presidential election held earlier this month, a week after admitting defeat.
Mr Jammeh cited "abnormalities" in the vote and called for fresh elections.
Mr Jammeh, who took power in a coup in 1994, was defeated by Adama Barrow, who won more than 43% of the vote.

Mr Barrow accused the incumbent of damaging democracy by refusing to accept the result. His transition team said the president-elect was safe.
The results were revised by the country's electoral commission on 5 December, when it emerged that the ballots for one area were added incorrectly, swelling Mr Barrow's vote.

The error, which also added votes to the other candidates, "has not changed the status quo" of the result, the commission said.
However, it narrowed Mr Barrow's margin of victory from 9% to 4%.

Mr Jammeh said that he now rejected the results of the election "in totality".

"After a thorough investigation, I have decided to reject the outcome of the recent election," Mr Jammeh said.
"I lament serious and unacceptable abnormalities which have reportedly transpired during the electoral process.
"I recommend fresh and transparent elections which will be officiated by a God-fearing and independent electoral commission."

Mr Barrow's spokesperson said the head of the army, General Ousman Badjie, supported the president-elect, having pledged his allegiance after the initial result.
The BBC's West Africa correspondent, Thomas Fessy, said people have been celebrating the end of Mr Jammeh's 22-year rule for the past week, but now The Gambia's future looks uncertain again.

Foreign criticism of Jammeh
The government in neighbouring Senegal condemned the move and called for an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. Foreign Minister Mankeur Ndiaye, speaking on national television, urged President Jammeh to respect the election result.
The US has "strongly condemned" Mr Jammeh's rejection of the result.
"This action is a reprehensible and unacceptable breach of faith with the people of The Gambia and an egregious attempt to undermine a credible election process and remain in power illegitimately," said state department spokesman Mark Toner.

A Human Rights Watch spokesman also said it was "deeply concerned".
"The international community, notably [regional bloc] Ecowas and the African Union, should loudly protest any unlawful attempt to subvert the will of the Gambian people," said Babatunde Olugboji, deputy programme director.
The streets of the capital, Banjul, were reported to be calm on Friday night although soldiers were seen placing sandbags in strategic locations across the city, AFP news agency reports.

Only last week, Mr Jammeh was shown on state TV calling Mr Barrow to wish him well.
"You are the elected president of The Gambia, and I wish you all the best. I have no ill will," he said at the time.

According to the electoral commission, the revised results of the vote on 1 December was:
Mr Barrow won 222,708 votes (43.34%)
President Jammeh took 208,487 (39.6%)
A third-party candidate, Mama Kandeh, won 89,768 (17.1%)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-38271480

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Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by Izonpikin: 9:18am On Dec 10, 2016
grin grin

To go house dey hard the fool...


Idiots in power...they achieve nothing but still want to die in power...

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Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by sirOrubebe: 9:19am On Dec 10, 2016
Lol. Someone made a statement to this regard in the thread where GEJ commended this man for conceding.

God-fearing electoral commission ko, satan-courageous independent commission ni grin

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Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by pritykate(f): 9:20am On Dec 10, 2016
The seat never do him grin but they should remind him of late Gaddafi. This is why Jonathan remain a hero...

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Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by Jafar1: 9:35am On Dec 10, 2016
reject result? wait am not understanding, is he the electoral commission chairman?

jammeh pls go home and stop acting foolish like Nigeria president

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Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by yomibelle(f): 4:04pm On Dec 10, 2016
was he sleeping before wen he conceded defeat?



ah sure say na some people dey push am e.g our president

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Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by steppins: 4:04pm On Dec 10, 2016
GEJ is truly the hero of democracy in Nigeria. There were irregularities in 2015 elections, but Jonathan conceded defeat and handed over to the Dullard.

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Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by XXLDICK(m): 4:04pm On Dec 10, 2016
I pity him. What happened in Ivory Coast will soon happen in Gambia


Africans and power embarassed lipsrsealed undecided cry

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Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by pxjosh(m): 4:04pm On Dec 10, 2016
sirOrubebe:
Lol. Someone made a statement to this regard in the thread where GEJ commended this man for conceding.

God-fearing electoral commission ko, satan-courageous independent commission ni grin

Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by iluvpomo(m): 4:04pm On Dec 10, 2016
I actually had to flash torchlight on my screen to see his face ... see black oh

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Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by Nobody: 4:04pm On Dec 10, 2016
pritykate:
The seat never do him grin but they should remind him of late Gaddafi. This is why Jonathan remain a hero...
Igbo's hero

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Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by SmartMugu: 4:04pm On Dec 10, 2016
Is he madddd?
Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by DIKEnaWAR: 4:05pm On Dec 10, 2016
I knew he was really not facing reality when he conceded to his opponent Adama Barrow. Now he has had time to think over life after office, he has discovered that he is useless without the Presidency. He has discovered that he has no skills or character for doing good as the world requires. All hi's contribution in life is to cause mischief and harm to people. Now out of office, he can't wield such powers and is very useless. He is also a persona non grata in many countries, he can't live peacefully elsewhere without the trappings of the office, and he can't stay in Gambia as a commoner.

The ICC might be asked to prosecute him for God-knows-which-of-his-crimes. The Presidency is his life and without it, he is better dead. He knows he won't succeed in this ploy, but he wants to make so much trouble and bring everyone down with him.

My advice to the President Elect is to leave Gambia before he poisons and kill him to bring up one constitutional lacuna that will allow him continue in office, conduct fresh election while in office , rig massively and continue. Barrow should start touring the western countries and engage Gambians in the diaspora. This will afford him opportunity to stay away till when he will be inaugurated. It will also make him build alliances.


Yaya Jammeh is a reflection of African politicians. Many of them are so useless that they can't fit in elsewhere except being in power. Remove them from power and they will become like rats Shorne off its furs. Their quest for power is informed by insecurity and a need to become something that requires only mischief

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Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by yedidiah(m): 4:05pm On Dec 10, 2016
Man of the people according to Angela Okorie grin

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Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by myjobsfinder(m): 4:05pm On Dec 10, 2016
smiley
Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by mccoy47(m): 4:05pm On Dec 10, 2016
Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by Splinz(m): 4:05pm On Dec 10, 2016
Someone's arse is about to get fried! GEJ...

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Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by saint047(m): 4:05pm On Dec 10, 2016
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin

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Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by autotrader014(m): 4:06pm On Dec 10, 2016
grin
Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by Omeokachie: 4:06pm On Dec 10, 2016
Samething Buhari is likely to do come 2019 if his infamous comments about "dog and baboon being soaked in blood" is anything to go by...

also not forgetting the threat of forming a parallel government made by Amaechi.


I dont see APC leaving in peace if they are rejected in 2019.

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Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by stcool(m): 4:06pm On Dec 10, 2016
Hope anyone still doubting now knows why GEJ is a HERO

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Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by paradigmshift(m): 4:06pm On Dec 10, 2016
dem juju u b4. lmao
Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by Catastrophe1: 4:07pm On Dec 10, 2016
Bullshii. Jammeh should stick to his gutts. After all the ones that conceaded and handed over power weren't appreciated.

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Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by paradigmshift(m): 4:07pm On Dec 10, 2016
u can't be gej
Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by Nobody: 4:07pm On Dec 10, 2016
Nawa
Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by Toeyoursea(m): 4:07pm On Dec 10, 2016
As a pro-APC, Sometimes I try to belittle the implication of GEJ's action, but I look around and sort of forgive him of all misdeeds.
As normal as it seems to leave the battle field after a defeat, African leaders find it so hard.

Thank you Johnathan. cool

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Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by Blurryface(m): 4:08pm On Dec 10, 2016
My heart goes out to the innocent Gambian populace that will be caught in the line of fire.

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Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by omonnakoda: 4:08pm On Dec 10, 2016
Jafar1:
reject result? wait am not understanding, is he the electoral commission chairman?
he is Orubebeing

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Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by eddie7: 4:10pm On Dec 10, 2016
Trouble waters swirling Hmmmm. Africa my Africa
Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by Charly68: 4:10pm On Dec 10, 2016
I want to believe that his atrocities were too many that God did not want to cover him..his refusal to follow the honorable path will surely lead him to disgrace like Gbagbo. .He will rot in jail after 22 years of serving without good result.

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Re: Yahya Jammeh Rejects Election Result After Conceding Defeat by Chukazu: 4:11pm On Dec 10, 2016
as much as I do not see any sense in what he has done, I Really blame the USA for threatening the guy with with been tried at the Hague(I.C.C) for human rights abuses, i mean they should have allowed him to step down first before such threat

by the way, it seems ICC is only meant for African leaders alone

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