Gambia US envoy recalled after urging Jammeh to step down

2016-12-20 20:00
Yahya Jammeh. (File: AFP)

Yahya Jammeh. (File: AFP)

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Dakar - Gambia's ambassador to the United States says he is being recalled, a week after urging President Yahya Jammeh to respect election results and peacefully hand over power.

In a letter seen on Tuesday, Ambassador Sheikh Omar Faye again calls on Jammeh to respect the will of the Gambian people and accept his loss to Adama Barrow in the December 1 vote.

Jammeh initially conceded defeat but later denounced the election results and called for a new vote.

Faye has said Jammeh's reversal put Gambia on a dangerous path.

The outgoing ambassador called on security forces to maintain peace in the tiny West African country and prevent any usurpation of power.

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