Gambia president Yahyah Jammeh has rejected all the entreaties made by the ECOWAS mediation team led by President Muhammadu Buhari that he should step down as ruler of the West African country.
Thisday reports that Jammeh told Gambia state television that Buhari’s visit alongside other heads of states from West Africa was a mere formality.
He noted that the mediators had already made up their mind that he must step down even before meeting him. For this reason among others, he said, he would not step down.
“I am not a coward. My right cannot be intimidated and violated. This is my position. Nobody can deprive me of that victory except the Almighty Allah.
Already the ECOWAS meeting was a formality. Before they came, they had already said Jammeh must step down. I will not step down,” he said.