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Gambia President Sends Soldiers To Take Over Electoral Commission after Refusing to Concede Defeat

As President Muhammadu Buhari and other AU delegation arrived Gambia, President Yahya Jammeh has sent soldiers to seized the headquarters ...

As President Muhammadu Buhari and other AU delegation arrived Gambia, President Yahya Jammeh has sent soldiers to seized the headquarters of the electoral commission


The Gambia's election commission told the BBC that security forces have taken over his building.

The head of Gambia's electoral commission has told BBC Focus on Africa he has left his office building after being ordered to do so by security forces earlier today.

Alieu Momar Njai told the BBC that the troops appeared to have been following orders.

“I left. I came back home,” he said.

Last week President Yahya Jammeh announced he refused to accept the result of the presidential poll he lost.
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