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Gambia army chief reaffirms loyalty to President Jammeh

Banjul (Gambia) (AFP) – The Gambia’s armed force boss on Wednesday reaffirmed his steadfastness to President Yahya Jammeh notwithstanding the risk of a local military mediation if the strongman declines to venture down.

Lieutenant General Ousman Badjie utilized a New Year message distributed in the professional government Daily Observer daily paper to “reestablish to Your Excellency (Jammeh) the confirmation of the resolute faithfulness and support of The Gambia Armed Forces”.

Territorial pioneers cautioned a month ago that the 15-part Economic Community Of West African States would “make all essential move” to uphold the aftereffects of a debated December 1 survey that Jammeh lost to Adama Barrow.

Hand truck at first guaranteed the armed force boss had actually guaranteed him of his support, however Badjie in this way showed up at abnormal state intercession talks in Banjul in mid-December saying the occupant was still his supervisor.

Jammeh, who has been in power for a long time, shocked spectators by at first tolerating his thrashing, however then flip-slumped a week later, dismissing the outcomes and after that documenting a court challenge.

Negotiators in the district have voiced private worry that Barrow’s wellbeing is not being ensured by the state, as he depends on unarmed volunteers to go about as bodyguards.

The UN as of late prevented Badjie from going by troops serving as peacekeepers in Darfur, Sudan because of “genuine concerns… given the circumstance in Banjul”.

The disputable armed force boss’ affirmation came as the leader of Gambia’s constituent bonus fled to neighboring Senegal dreading for his security.

Alieu Momar Njie suspected a plot against him after his bonus’ central command were secured by the security powers for a few days while Jammeh challenges the decision result in the Supreme Court.

A crackdown as of late by security operators has likewise closed two radio stations, while a gathering of brokers offering shirts including Barrow’s picture were quickly confined.

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