Gambia: Dogara Advocates Enforcement Of Peaceful Transition



Gambia: Dogara Advocates Enforcement Of Peaceful Transition


The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara yesterday said that peaceful transition should be enforced in Gambia, if Yahya Jammeh refuses to hand over to Adama Barrow, winner of the presidential election.

Following the December 1 election, Jammeh conceded defeat and congratulated Barrow but consequently faulted the election adding that he would not hand over power.

Contained in his address on resumption of plenary yesterday, Dogara noted that the situation in Gambia constitutes to put a dent on the rising profile of democracy on the African continent adding that “the legislature will stand firmly behind the government of Nigeria as well as ECOWAS in ensuring that no individual leader on the African continent engages in conducts prejudicial to the growth of Africa’s democracy.”


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