17 January 2017 / Berenice Mulubah
|President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf|
Mr Jammeh has jokes. He had the nerves to ring Mrs Sirleaf, chairperson of the regional bloc Ecowas, and appealed to her to help provide Supreme Court judges to preside over his election petition.
The phone conversation was broadcast on State television, smh. Mr Jammeh said he want to resolve the election dispute peacefully through the court in line with the provisions of the Gambian constitution.He also told Mrs Sirleaf that he had filed an injunction at the supreme court.
President Sirleaf stated that it is unfortunate Mr Jammeh had recorded the conversation without advising her of his intention.
“Unfortunately, being the person that he is, he recorded and televised the conversation without advising me of his intent to do so,” she said.
“Let me make it very, very clear. There is no change in Ecowas’s position. The constitution of the Gambia must be respected. My only duty was to take his appeal and pass it on to the mediating team.” Check out the video below