Gambia: Speaker Dogara Commends President Buhari, Other Leaders

The political crisis that engulfed the Gambia following the refusal of Yahya Jammeh was subdued as Jammeh finally agreed to step down and has now gone on exile.

Yahya Jammeh had previously accepted the result of the Presidential election but later said he was not going to concede defeat until the Supreme Court sits on his case, but after the intervention of ECOWAS, Jammeh agreed to leave.

In his reaction, Speaker of the House Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, commended the efforts of President Buhari and other ECOWAS leaders for averting what would have taken the lives of not only Gambians but 'the entire West African Sub Region'.

He also added that there is no room for dictators and tyrants in Africa.

His words:

President Buhari and other leaders in ECOWAS have averted a major political crisis that could have engulfed not only the Gambia but the entire West African sub region. 

The leaders have demonstrated their readiness and strong reserve to defend democracy on the Continent , and this sends a strong signal to the world that democracy has come to stay in Africa, and that there is no room any longer for tyrants and dictators. 

The will of the people and the consent of the governed remains the only basis of any government, and the task ahead of African leaders is to fashion out ways of making the system better to deliver the greatest good to the greater number of people in order to enthrone good government, defeat poverty, engender patriotism and trust in the democratic system of government.

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