The Gambia’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)
chief has gone into hiding, his family has
Alieu Momar Njai, who announced Yahya Jammeh’s
defeat in the polls last month, has fled the
country, his son Momodou told the BBC.
President Jammeh initially accepted defeat, but
then changed his mind and is now refusing to step
Security forces took over the headquarters of the
electoral commission shortly afterwards.
Writing in a Facebook post on Tuesday evening,
Momodou Alieu Njai said that his father was safe
and thanked supporters for their prayers.