On 1st December 2016, the Gambian people elected their President in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia.
The ensuing confiscation of power by the outgoing President was a blatant violation of the protocol on good governance and democracy.
The numerous rounds of political negotiations under the auspices of Her Excellency Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia and President of the
ECOWAS Conference of Heads of State and Governments, and HE Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and HE Mr. John Dramani
Mahama, former President of the Republic of Ghana, failed to resolve the post-electoral standoff and full restore constitutional legality.