Gambia’s National Assembly revokes state of emergency

President Adama Barrow
(Photo credit: Adeola Fayehun)

Gambia’s National Assembly on Tuesday revoked a state of emergency declared by former leader Yahya Jammeh in an attempt to stay in power.

The move comes shortly before President Adama Barrow returns to Gambia from neighbouring Senegal, where he sought refuge for security reasons.

West African troops are meanwhile securing the capital, Banjul, in preparation for Mr. Barrow’s arrival.

Mr. Jammeh, who ruled the small West African nation for 22 years with an iron fist, caused weeks of political impasse when he refused to step down after losing the Dec. 1 presidential election to Barrow.

Mr. Jammeh left for Equatorial Guinea on Saturday, after weeks of pressure from West African leaders to step down. (dpa/NAN)


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: To place a text-based advert here. Call Willie - +2347088095401


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.