The Gambian Bar Association, GBA, has claimed that President Yahya Jammeh was plotting to use Nigerian lawyers to return himself to office despite his defeat at the presidential election last week.
The association stated that Jammeh, who rejected his loss of the presidential election after initially accepting the outcome, was planning to bring to Gambia judicial officers from Nigeria to frustrate the decision of the Gambian electorates.
The GBA in a statement obtained by Sahara reporters on Monday, also said it had no confidence in the Gambian Chief Justice Emmanuel Fagbenle, a Nigerian, noting that he would take steps to extend the illegal regime of Jammeh.
“There is a total breakdown of the rule of law and the Chief Justice has been known to carry out executive directives in matters of the state interest,” the Gambian Bar said. – Daily Post.