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Gambia lauds Ecowas, others on role in political crisis

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By Omar Bah The Government of the Gambia under the leadership of President Adama Barrow has congratulated ECOWAS, AU and the UN on their role in ensuring that peace and stability is maintained in the country during and after the political impasse. The government in a statement sent to this medium expressed its deep appreciation to ECOWAS, the AU and the United Nations for the support provided to the Gambia to ensure that the verdict of the people delivered at the polls of 1st December 2016 is upheld. “The decision made on 17th December 2016 to deploy the ECOWAS Standby Force to the Republic of The Gambia played a significant role in ensuring that the incumbent concedes to a peaceful solution of the political impasse that gripped the country through preventive diplomacy,” the message sent by Amie Bojang-Sissoho, the Director of Press and Public Relations Office of the President, said. The statement also highlighted that the ECOMIG standby force is mandated to remain in the service of President Adama Barrow, the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of The Gambia, until the necessary conditions for the effective exercise of his power as President of the Republic of The Gambia are met. “President Barrow is glad to inform the general public that the Standby Force ECOMIG has integrated itself into the Security and Military fabric of the Country and its personnel have blended well with the Security sectors of the Gambia and are keenly sharing knowledge and experience in enhancing national unity, peace and stability in the country”. “The Standby Force has had its mandate extended by three Months subject to renewal”.]]>

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