Gambia thanks Senegal’s Macky Sall for post-election intervention

Banjul – The Gambia has expressed gratitude to its only landed neighbour, Senegal, for its intervention in the post election crisis. Senegal?s efforts in terms of mediation and by military intervention resulted in the peaceful transfer of power for the first time in the Gambia?s history.

Gambian vice-president, Fatoumata Tambajang, was in Dakar on Monday where she met with President Macky Sall, she emphasized the relationship between the two countries describing it as a ‘family’.

‘We are happy to be here, Senegal and Gambia are the same, we are family, we share the same culture and societies,’ she added that she had met with President Sall at the just ended African Union summit in Addis Ababa where they discussed cooperation between the two countries.

Senegal was the first country to slam former leader Yahya Jammeh for his U-turn a week after conceding the December 1, 2016 polls to opposition coalition candidate, Adama Barrow.

They were also key in welcoming fleeing Jammeh appointees who feared for their lives. The electoral commission chief and several other top officials sought refuge in Senegal.

Source: Angola Press News Agency