Members of the British Parliament have added their voice to the call for the Gambia`s outgoing President Yahya Jammeh to respect the democratic will of the Gambian people and handover power to President elect Adama Barrow.
Through a Parliamentary Motion in the House of Commons,MPs also congratulate and applaud President elect Barrow and his coalition team, as the winner of the December Presidential election as well as the composure President elect Barrow and his team has shown at this very difficult time in the political history of the Gambia.
The Parliamentary Motion tabled by Anne McLaughlin MP Glasgow North East also described the actions of Gambian security forces for taking over the headquarters of the Independent Electoral Commission as damaging to democracy.
The copy of the Parliamentary Motion follows below. http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2016-17/825
The campaign to secure British Parliamentary opposition to outgoing President Yahya Jammeh`s refusal to accept defeat has been assisted by the Glasgow based campaign for Human Rights in The Gambia UK(CHRG-UK).
Recently, The Africa All Party Parliamentary Group and All Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group in collaboration with CHRG-UK held a parliamentary panel discussion about the situation in Gambia.
MPs also recognised the efforts of the regional leaders and the UN West Africa office to ensure that outgoing president peacefully handover when his term ends in January.
Alieu Badara Ceesay of CHRG-UK, applaud Members of the House of Commons,and the government of Prime Minister Rt Hon Theresa May for their support to President Barrow and his government. We will continue to engage with the UK government, Political parties in the House of Commons, European Union, European Parliament, and others across europe to ensure maximum pressure is brought to bear on President Jammeh and his security forces to respect the verdict of the Gambian people.
Written By Alieu Ceesay
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