President elect Adama Barrow, has dismissed dictator Yahya Jammeh’s annulment of his electoral victory. Mr. Barrow maintains that dictator Jammeh has no rights to annul the results of the elections. Barrow was speaking in an interview with TFM TV.

“I am Gambia’s President elect and not Yahya Jammeh. We strongly condemn Jammeh’s statement annulling the results of the elections. I am the President elect. Jammeh doesn’t have the right to annul the election results,” Barrow maintains.

Mr. Barrow said he is going to invite the press on Saturday, to formally debunk Jammeh’s false claims of annulling the results of the elections. He told TFM that he and his Transition Team are meeting to resolve the matter.

President elect Barrow also talked about the failed meeting that was scheduled between him and Jammeh. He said it was Jammeh who refused to meet him.

He also talked about GRTS refusing to cover his press conference or according him access to the state media since his electoral victory. Mr. Barrow won the elections. He captured 43% of the total votes cast, while dictator Yahya Jammeh had 40%. GDC Leader Mama Kandeh had 17% of the total votes cast.

STORY BACKGROUND

Earlier on, TFM contacted Mr. President elect Barrow this is what he had to say:

Gambia’s President elect Adama Barrow, said he cannot make any definitive reaction to Yahya Jammeh’s annulment of the Presidential elections for now, until he consults with his Transitional Team. Mr. Barrow was speaking in an interview with TFM television, a Senegalese based TV station owned by Youssou Ndour.

“I am in a meeting right now. I cannot make any statement until the meeting ends,” Barrow said.

The TFM anchors made unsuccessful attempts to solicit President Barrow’s reaction to Jammeh’s annulment of the results but to no avail.

“ I cannot make any statement at this time. You need to contact later so that I can make a statement. I will inform the press in due time if I am ready to make a statement,” President elect Barrow said.

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