>> West Africa's heads of state in a desperate mission to Gambia. Pleading with its president Yahya Jammeh to step aside as the 22 year ruler refuses to acknowledge his defeat in a national election last week to businessman Adama Barrow. The country now on edge. Reuters West Africa correspondent Ed McAlister spoke with Barrow exclusively.
>> Pharaoh, in the strongest wording yet, told us today, Jammeh must go now. He says a President-elect like him shouldn't have to rely on the volunteer security guards that he's relying on at the moment. The people in t-shirts and track suit bottoms who were mulling around outside his house.
>> Jammeh who took power in coup in 1994 has faced accusations of human rights abuses and barred western observers from monitoring the election. The leadership delegation sent to Gambia includes an envoy from the UN and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.>> As increasing tension on the streets of Banjul.
There are armed security. Barrett himself says he's concerned for his own safety.>> Jahme has vowed to take his his case to the Supreme Court, but the court doesn't have sitting judges so the government will need to hire them. He once said only God could remove him from office.