The Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, has hit out at regional mediators and also mentioned Nigeria's President Buhari, who is urging him to step down, saying he will not be intimidated in an exclusive interview. President Jammeh had earlier conceded defeat in the election, after a 22-year-rule, but recanted a week later, asking for fresh polls to be conducted by a “god-fearing and independent electoral commission.”His decision not to accept the result has drawn condemnation worldwide including from the UN, ECOWAS, and the U.S.Mr. Jammeh has launched a court action to annul the vote after the electoral commission changed some results.
In a 45-minute speech at the African Bar Association on Tuesday night, Mr. Jammeh defended his position, saying West African leaders, were he also mentioned Buhari had violated the ECOWAS principle of non-interference.
He said he will only step down if all this 3 conditions are met, which he revealed in an exclusive interview.