The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh will be treated like a “rebel leader” if he refuses to give up power when his term ends on 19 January, a spokesman for the coalition which defeated him in elections on 1 December has said.

Mr Jammeh, who first seized power in a coup in 1994, initially accepted defeat at the hands of opposition leader Adama Barrow, but has since launched court action to annul the result.

In a statement, coalition spokesman Halifa Sallah said: “Any president who loses constitutional legitimacy becomes a rebel. Anybody who is a military officer or civil servant who refuses to be under another constitutional authority obviously would also become as rebel” he concluded.

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