ECOWAS Chairperson Says Constitution of The Gambia Must Be Respected-Amid President Jammehís Appeal.

Monday, 16th January 2017
UN Special Envoy Ibn Chambas President John Mahama H.E. Mohammadu Buhari President Sirleaf and H.E. Ernest Koroma.
UN Special Envoy Ibn Chambas President John Mahama H.E. Mohammadu Buhari President Sirleaf and H.E. Ernest Koroma.
Photo Credit: EXECUTIVE MANSION
Monrovia, Liberia: The Chairperson of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said that the Constitution of The Gambia must be respected amid President Jammeh's appeal to the sub-regional body.
 
On Sunday, January 15, 2017, President Jammeh of The Gambia telephoned the ECOWAS Chair to make an appeal to ECOWAS Authority to make judges available as a means of addressing the crisis.
 
According to an Executive Mansion release, the ECOWAS Chairperson in a statement said: “This was nothing new as he had said the same thing in meetings with the mediating Team twice in Banjul". She said unfortunately, being the person that he is, Jammeh recorded and televised their conversation without advising her of his intent to do so.
 
In a statement made by the Chair of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf noted: “Let me make it clear that there is no change in ECOWAS position. The Constitution of The Gambia must be respected.”