By Ndey Sowe
On Friday the 9th of December 2016, following the announcement by President Yahya Jammeh on state television that he is rejecting the election results, the leader of the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) Mamma Kandeh has indicated that the GDC has no plans to contest another election.
According to a text message sent to this paper by the press secretary of GDC Essa Jallow, The Gambia Democratic Congress has learnt of President Yahya Jammeh’s decision to reject the 2016 election results.
“The move contravenes the Constitution of The Gambia, GDC has accepted the outcome of the elections and that our position remains unchanged. The Gambian people have elected Adama Barrow in a free, fair and transparent election which President Jammeh himself initially accepted and GDC has no plans to contest it,” the GDC leader maintains.
Hon. Mamma Kandeh therefore urged President Jammeh to reverse his decision in the interest of peace and stability. “Your swift decision earlier to concede defeat and your subsequent move to call Adama Barrow to congratulate him was lauded throughout the world. We therefore prevail on you to reconsider your decision,” Mamma Kandeh added.
The GDC leader Hon. Mamma Kandeh, therefore appeals to all Gambians to remain calm while the situation is being resolved.