Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Friday rejected the results of the election which he lost earlier this month, saying "I want to make it very clear that in the same way I accepted fatefully the results believing that the IEC was independent and honest and reliable, I hereby reject the results totally."
"I recommend fresh and transparent elections which will be officiated by a god-fearing and independent electoral commission."
"I want elections free from foreign influence, we will never be enslaved or colonized twice. Their invention will not change anything," he said.
Official election results from the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) gave Adama Barrow 45.5 percent of the vote against Jammeh's 36.7 percent.
Jammeh had conceded defeat and Barrow was getting set to take over in late January following a transition period.