ECOWAS pursues peaceful mediation over military intervention in Gambia
Gambia's incumbent President Jammeh has declined to leave office.
The chairperson of the West African regional bloc, Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, told the media in Ghana’s capital, Accra on Saturday that ECOWAS is pursuing mediation for now and there will be no troop deployment to The Gambia.
"We are committed to a peaceful mediation and a peaceful transfer of power in The Gambia. We will continue to pursue that for now,” Sirleaf said after a meeting with regional leaders held after the inauguration of Ghana’s new president.
She also stated that the regional body is monitoring events as The Gambia’s Supreme Court hears the case on January 10 filed by Jammeh’s party to cancel the election result and hold fresh elections.