Gambia electoral head, Alieu Momar Njie, flees country

Alieu Momar Njie, the chairman of the Gambian Electoral Commission has fled the country following threats to his life.

According to his nephew Modou Njie, his uncle had left following threats to his life after he had declared Adama Barrow as the winner of the December 1st presidential election.

“He was not willing to leave but the family had to put pressure on him. I understand that he is currently outside Gambia,’’ he said.

Security forces had earlier occupied the office of the Electoral commission and denied staff access for weeks, but have since left the premises.

Despite Jammeh’s court challenge, Adama Barrow stated that he would take power on January 19th as is stipulated by the constitution.

After more than 20  years in power, Jammeh is still fighting to remain relevant as he has also termed ECOWAS troop deployment, as an act of war.

Jammeh has questioned the validity of the count after the electoral commission changed some results, even though it insists the outcome was not affected.

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