Gambian defiant dictator Yahya Jammeh, says he will not step down from power. Mr. Jammeh, was reacting to reports circulating on social media, hinting that his Tuesday televised speech suggests that he was planning to relinquish power. Mr. Jammeh, in a statement issued on Wednesday, aired on GRTS state media, vehemently denied such reports saying it was a fake news circulated by his enemies.

“His Excellency, the President is not in anyway stepping down, nor has he said so. The public is hereby being urged to be very cautious with the information that they are receiving from secondary sources, and to continue with their day to day business, as usual, as there is no cause for alarm,” a statement issued by Information Minister Seedy Njie, on behalf of Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh stated.

Suku SinghatehThis followed a leaked audio conversation between ruling APRC MP Suku Singhateh, and a Gambian based in Nottingham, in the UK, in which Mr. Singhateh, told the the said Gambian, who goes with the alias Max, that dictator Yahya Jammeh, is working out an amnesty deal with the visiting ECOWAS leaders due in Banjul on Friday.

“The President wants to be given an amnesty. He is going to step down from power. He intends to make the announce on Friday, during the visit of President Buhari, and co. We met yesterday, and we looking forward towards the President’s announcement,” said Mr. Singhateh.

Max, had earlier phoned Mr, Singhateh, who was already in bed sleeping to ask him to consider disassociating himself from dictator Jammeh, who Max clinging said is hell bent on clinging onto power despite losing the elections.  Mr. Singhateh, was quick to allay Max’s fears by assuring him that come Friday, Jammeh is going to step down from power.

Written By Pa Nderry M’Bai

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