“Today the will of the Gambian people is being respected and the way for President Adama Barrow cleared. The positive and peaceful outcome of the post-electoral stalemate in The Gambia is the result of extraordinary regional and international coordinated efforts with ECOWAS in the lead”, – says joint statement by High Representative Federica Mogherini and the Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica on the latest developments in The Gambia.
“We confirm our full support to President Barrow and reaffirm the European Union’s readiness to assist The Gambia and its people”.
The Gambians are still expecting the departure of Yahya Jammeh – the former president, following his broadcast address to the nation with a promise to step down in respect to the elections result. However, as people say, ‘the lion is in his den’ in spite of his statements.
The Guinean president Alpha Condé, and the UN’s regional chief Mohammed Ibn Chambas are in capital Banjul, also awaiting for the conclusion of the electoral process of democratic transition of power to the wining candidate Adama Barrow – first in 22 years change of the national leader.
The regional military forces are in stand by, ready to act in case ex-president Jammeh changes his mind.
European charter airlines have begun an emergency evacuation of their nationals from Gambia by precaution in case armed clashes would occur between the supporters of Jammeh and Barrow. Reportedly for the safety reasons newly elected president Adama Barrow remains in Senegal.