- Title: Supporters of Gambia's Jammeh gather outside court amid poll challenge
- Date: 10th January 2017
- Summary: BANJUL, GAMBIA (JANUARY 10, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SUPPORTERS OF GAMBIA PRESIDENT, YAHYA JAMMEH, AND APRC (ALLIANCE FOR PATRIOTIC REORIENTATION AND CONSTRUCTION) RULING PARTY OUTSIDE SUPREME COURT BUILDING SUPPORTER WEARING RULING PARTY COLOUR GREEN SHIRT WITH JAMMEH'S PHOTO WAVING GREEN BANNER SUPPORTERS GATHERED AT STADIUM VARIOUS OF SUPPORTERS RUNNING TO STATE HOUSE / SOME SAYING (Wolof/English): "IT IS YAHYA JAMMEH WE WANT" / "IT'S THIEVES, THIEVES" / "WE WANT YAHYA FOREVER"
- Embargoed: 24th January 2017 16:50
- Keywords: Banjul Gambia Jammeh Barrow APRC IEC
- Location: BANJUL, GAMBIA
- City: BANJUL, GAMBIA
- Country: Gambia
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0015YI1F0N
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Hundreds of Gambians gathered outside the Supreme Court, which was to hear a challenge by President Yahya Jammeh's electoral defeat on Tuesday (January 10), to show their support for him.
Jammeh initially accepted his defeat to businessman Adama Barrow in the December election, but later questioned its validity.
The session was adjourned after judges from Nigeria and Sierra Leone failed to show up.
Outside the court, hundreds of people wearing green for the ruling APRC party put on a show of support that has not seen since the polls for Jammeh.
The supporters marched in the street, accusing Barrow and the election commission of stealing the vote, chanting "it's thieves" and "we want Yahya forever".
The hearing will now take place on January 16, just two days before Jammeh's mandate is due to end.
Many Gambians are afraid of Jammeh's brutal security forces, who have been accused of locking up hundreds of opponents during his 22-year rule. Others believe he has mystical powers.
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