President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had to use “strong-arm tactics” to get former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh out of office.
Jammeh, who re-contested Gambia’s presidential election on December 1, 2016, had refused to step aside even after failing to win the re-election.
Buhari said: “We had to go through those actions because it was the only option for Nigeria and ECOWAS”.
He recalled that in spite of all entreaties, Jammeh refused to accept the outcome of the election he superintended and was widely accepted as credible.
“We thank God for the role He allowed us to play in the Gambia.