By Mafugi Ceesay
The ECOWAS Election Observer mission has called on candidates in the Gambia’s presidential election to respect the results of the vote. The subregional election observer mission urged party’s to resort, if the need arises, to legal channels to resolve any electoral dispute.
Meanwhile, the mission comprising of five former heads of state namely Ernest Bai Koroma, Goodluck Jonathan, Obasanjo and John Mahama Dramani issued a statement endorsing the peaceful, calm and orderly conduct of the polls.
Ernest Bai Koroma who read the colective mesage said despite the controversies, accusations and counter accusations that led to the rejection early Sunday 5th December 2021, of the results announced, by three Gambia Presidential candidates, the ECOWAS Mission can confirm that the electoral process was calm and peaceful with no major incidents reported.
The mission recommend IEC to continue communicating the development regarding the electoral process to the general public and promptly share information in order to discourage misinformation through social media and other means.
The Incumbent Adama totally sweeped Saturday’s polls beating his opponents by an overwhelming margin above 50 percent.