UN Security Council demands Gambia's Jammeh hand over power

PTI| Updated: Dec 11, 2016, 01:46 AM IST

United Nations: The UN Security Council today demanded that Gambia's leader Yahya Jmamhe hand over power to the president-elect after he rejected the election results in a dramatic political U-turn.

In a unanimous statement, the 15 council members called on Jammeh to "respect the choice of the sovereign people of The Gambia, as he did on December 2 2016, and to transfer, without condition and undue delay, power to the President-elect, Mr Adama Barrow."