Well that didn’t take long. In this post I wondered what insanity had gripped Gambian dictator Yahya Jammah to allow free and fair elections and then lose them.
Now it appears to be the case that the leopard hasn’t changed his spots after all. Jammah is now refusing to accept the election results, stating, “After a thorough investigation, I have decided to reject the outcome of the recent election,” Mr Jammeh said. “I lament the failure of my staff to rig this election in my favor and guarantee my victory by laughable, North Korean election amounts.” Well that last sentence is made up but you can bet someone is getting hooked up to a car battery for allowing Jammah to lose.
Well at least I can sleep at night knowing that there remain certain constants in life. The rich will get richer. The Philadelphia Eagles will continue to disappoint. And African dictators will never relinquish power through electoral means.