Gambia’s President-elect, Adama Barrow, has told BBC that he will declare himself President on 18 January despite incumbent President Yahya Jammeh’s rejection of the election result.
Barrow said his team was preparing for his inauguration and he urged Yahya Jammeh to respect the will of the electorate.
The election commission declared Mr Barrow winner of the 1 December poll. President Jammeh has launched court action to annul the result after initially accepting defeat.
His security forces have seized control of the election commission’s headquarters in the capital, Banjul
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