Coalition ‘cocktail’ of opposition political parties formed and coordinated by Halifa Sallah Aand the archaic Public Order Act defied by pro-democracy activists.
The Gambians in Diaspora Democracy Funded Campaign – i) they killed pro-democracy activist Solo Sandeng & jailed dozens of opposition supporters including women protestors, ‘stepped aside’ & jailed luminary Ousainou Darboe and UDP executive leadership, collectively rallied behind fresh Adama Barrow – a UK-based security firm curator & real estate businessman.
ii) A united coalition ‘cocktail’ of opposition parties then defeated Yahya Jammeh in a free & fair election (used marbles as ‘ballots’).
iii) Jammeh refused to concede defeat and persisted on ’90 days’! for fresh elections, iv) the Supreme Court couldn’t raise a quorum to entertain Jammeh’s tantrum,
v) As the impasse persisted, Adama was sworn in as President of Gambia in Dakar. “Allahu Akbarr”?
vi) backed by the international community, ECOWAS & threat of military action by ECOMIG forces, Jammeh buckled. Exiled in Equatorial Guinea: The rest is history, insight &, lessons?