‘They rigged the election’: Jammeh repeats his lie 2016 election was stolen and accuses President Barrow of trying to deceive Gambians

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Former President Yahya Jammeh repeated his lie the 2016 presidential election which saw his 22-year rule end was stolen – and accused President Adama Barrow of trying to credit to himself development projects that he (Jammeh) started.

Jammeh has been helping opposition Gambia Democratic Congress leader Mamma Kandeh with his campaign and he called again on Thursday from his Equatorial Guinea hideout to speak to citizens.

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The former dictator told citizens in Sare Bojo via telephone: “They rigged the election and brought in this group that has destroyed the country in just four years. But that is behind us.

“I have heard many times Adama Barrow trying to hoodwink you Gambians telling you that the projects I have implemented, he is the one who brought those projects. That is not true. Laminkoto-Passamas, you people know I started the project and up to 40 kilometers and there was a delay and the reason for the delay was that they wanted to stop that project, end it at 40 kilometers and then they will complete it in phase 2. I told them that I don’t want an incomplete project it has to be completed.

“Now somebody is coming to claim that he is the one who built this project, Adama Barrow. I have only one question for Adama Barrow and I want him to answer my question: how many stages are in a project? How many stages must one go through before the project is started? And I also want to ask him this question: with regards to Laminkoto-Passamas, who was the first consultant for the project? Let him answer these two questions.

“Secondly he claims to build the Farafenni bridge. The Farafenni bridge, there was a delay. It started and there was a delay. Why? Let him answer that too.”

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