Saturday, December 3, 2016

VIDEO: Few weeks ago, Gambia's Jammeh said no election can remove him from power

This is the moment Gambia's president Yahya Jammeh says no election, military or foreign power can remove him from office, unless Allah says so.

“Gambians know that no election, no military or no foreign power can take me out of office unless says so. So until that day, I don't do things for election because I'm elected by Allah, and Allah's election is better than the election of the entire world,” he declared on state television in November.

Yesterday, Gambians removed him through election.

Gambians voted on Thursday in the first serious electoral challenge to President Yahya Jammeh, who once claimed he would rule the West African nation for "a billion years".

Jammeh, who seized power in a 1994 coup, has made headlines by claiming to have a herbal cure for AIDS that only works on Thursdays and declaring Gambia an Islamic republic.

He is known for frequently imprisoning and torturing opposition figures.

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