PARIS, DECEMBER 10, 2016: (DGW) Defeated President Yahya Jammeh risks the wrath of the international community as the European Union, African Union and others warn of serious consequences if he attempts to consolidate his hold on power after earlier conceding defeat and extending congratulations.
Also as part of the warning the EU European Union, threatened to impose sanctions on President Jammeh whose Human Rights records has gravely deteriorated.
Jammeh has been told in no uncertain terms to respect and not do anything to undermine the will of The Gambian people as expressed on December 1 presidential election.
Recall , Jammeh on Friday, December 9, 2016 annulled the presidential election which is believed to have been officially won by his closet rival Adama Barrow.
Against this background,the EU and AU have urged Yahya Jammeh to respect the rule of law and set up structures for a peaceful transition and handover.
According to s statement obtained by DailyGlobeWatch from EU spokesperson, Federica Mogheni, “The European Union supports a peaceful and constitutional change of power in full respect of the constitution, as wanted by the majority of the Gambian people. Any attempt to reverse carries the risk of serious consequences.”
Also lending a voice is the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica restating EU position to see a peaceful transition and handover of power in the West African state adding that it is of great importance that any form of violence being orchestrated by the sudden rejection be avoided.