Sep 7, 2016, 11:42 AM
The United Democratic Party and Gambia Moral Congress alliance have rejected the results of the 24th November presidential election announced by the Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission.
In a preliminary statement issued Friday, shortly after the results were announced, Ousainou Darboe, leader of the United Democratic Party, described the results as bogus, fraudulent and of constituting what he called a capricious usurpation of the will of the people.
Below we reproduce the full text of the UDP-GMC alliance statement:
The UDP-GMC United Alliance vehemently and unconditionally rejects the results of the just concluded Presidential Election as announced by the Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission. The results are bogus, fraudulent, and constitute a capricious usurpation of the will of the people.
The United Alliance urges Gambian citizens not to be hoodwinked by the results of such a conspicuously flawed process, and further urges the international community not to validate the results of this preposterous fabrication.
The United Alliance shall respond to these unacceptable results with appropriate action.