Monday, 16 January 2017

Court rejects Jammeh’s injunction seeking to stop inauguration of Barrow

President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia has
failed in his bid to stop the inauguration of
president-elect Adama Barrow on January
19, 2017.
Gambia's chief of justice, Emmanuel
Fagbenle, has said he will not rule on
an injunction by the ruling party,
Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and
Construction (APRC), seeking to stop the
inauguration Adama Barrow.Among other things, the APRC had
called on Fagbenle to abstain from
swearing Barrow on January 19.
But Justice Emmanuel Fagbenle refused
to rule on the motion because he is the
subject of it, BBC reports.
It is yet unclear what will happen this
Thursday.
Recall that Jammeh, who took power
more than 22 years ago following a
bloodless coup in 1994, lost the
presidential election in December 2016
and is due to step down on January 18.