Gambian Security Forces Takes Over Electoral Commission, as Buhari, AU Leaders Met with Jammeh

The Gambia’s security forces have taken over the headquarters of the electoral commission, its chairman says, as the country’s president refuses to accept his loss in recent elections.

Alieu Momar Njai told the BBC that staff were barred from entering.

President Yahya Jammeh initially conceded defeat to Adama Barrow in a recent poll, before changing his mind.

President Buhari and other African leaders arrived in the country today  to persuade Mr Jammeh to step down peacefully.


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