Former president Yahya Jammeh has withdrawn his election petition from the Supreme Court, judicial sources confirmed to The Standard yesterday.
Our sources said the petition was withdrawn by Jammeh’s lawyer Edu Gomez who told the court that he has been instructed by his client to withdraw the petition. Mr Gomez was then asked to make a formal request to the court in the next sitting of the Supreme Court on May 24.
The former President made a last-minute petition against the election results claiming different results were announced and his supporters were sent away from polling stations.
He had earlier illegally announced that he has annulled the election results which was won by Adama Barrow. He tried without success to stay in power until the case is heard but could not secure judges to sit over it until his term ended and was forced to leave.