Gambian National Assembly extends Jammeh’s tenure by 3 months

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Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh shows hi...Banjul, GAMBIA: Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh shows his fingers with ink after casting his vote during the presidential elections 22 September 2006 in Banjul. Gambians voted today in elections in which President Yahya Jammeh, who seized power in a coup 12 years ago, is tipped to win a third term to run the tiny west African country that is regularly criticised for its media repression. AFP PHOTO SEYLLOU (Photo credit should read SEYLLOU/AFP/Getty Images)

The National Assembly of the Gambia on Wednesday adopted a resolution to allow President Yahya Jammeh to stay in power for three more months, starting from Wednesday.

Mr. Jammeh, who has ruled The Gambia for 22 years, initially conceded defeat and acknowledged opponent Adama Barrow as the winner of elections in December, before he later recanted.
On Tuesday, Jammeh had declared a 90-day state of emergency just days before he was due to step down.
 
He rejected the result as flawed and lodged a complaint with the country’s Supreme Court.
The ECOWAS is bracing for military action midnight Wednesday as the regional bloc insists on enforcement of results of December election.
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