Reuters

DAKAR (Reuters) - The African Union on Saturday called a statement by Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh rejecting his loss in December 1 polls "null and void" since he had already conceded defeat.

 

"The Chairperson of the Commission strongly urges President Yahya Jammeh to facilitate a peaceful and orderly transition and transfer of power," said Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma who also called on Gambia's security forces to remain neutral.

 

(Reporting by Emma Farge, editing by Louise Heavens)