Gambian Dictator Begs Liberian President To Convince ECOWAS To Send Judges

ellen-johnson-sirleafAccording to one of Gambia’s leading online newspaper, The Freedom Newspaper Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh, has pleaded with the Chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Liberian President Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, to help convince the ECOWAS Heads of State authority to call upon the member states to allow the hired supreme court judges to travel to Banjul, and decide on his pending election petition.

Mr. Jammeh, who the paper said personally phoned President Sirleaf, aired his private phone conversation with the Liberian leader via speaker phone broadcast live on state television GRTS on late Sunday evening.

Desperate Jammeh is now becoming a prankster. He is calling his counterparts, placing them on speaker phone while having his television crew covering such “need to know conversation” live on TV. Absurd to the highest order! The Liberian President could be heard telling Jammeh “You wanted to talk me again.” Jammeh replied in the affirmative. It appears that Jammeh has been stalking President Sirleaf on the phone lately.

Looking confused worried and fatigue, Jammeh told President Sirleaf that he would like her to contact her colleagues so that the pending election petition he filed before the Gambian Supreme Court could be adjudicated. Mr. Jammeh maintains that the “so called inauguration date” for President elect Adama Barrow, scheduled for January, 19th, cannot take place until his election petition is decided by the court. Until then, Jammeh says the status quo is here to stay.

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SOURCES: The Freedom Newspaper

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.