ECOWAS leaders agreed in Abuja to uphold the outcome of the Gambia’s presidential poll, insisting defeated President Yahya Jammeh will have to step down at the end of his term in January.
The leaders of 13 nations requested the endorsement and support of the African Union and the United Nations on all decisions taken on the matter of The Gambia.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will be leading a mediation effort with the assistance of Ghana’s outgoing President John Mahama.
ECOWAS has vowed to take all necessary actions to enforce the results of the polls after President Jammeh, who at first accepted defeated flip-flopped and rejected the outcome in totality.
Jammeh’s APRC party has since filed a petition at the Supreme Court seeking the annulment of the elections and calling for fresh polls to be held.