>> As President-elect I should not be exposed like the way I am today.>> This is Edward McAllister reporting for Reuters News from Banjul. I've just spoken to President-elect Adama Barrow, who's been voted in to replace long standing ruler Yahya Jammeh here. Jammeh is refusing to step down.
He says he doesn't believe the results. He's taken the case to the Supreme Court. Barrow, in the strongest wording yet, told us today Jammeh must go now. His needs are echoed by the African Union, by Eco West and by the UN, who are coming tomorrow in a delegation of presidents to mediate between the two sides.
As increasing tension on the streets of Banjul, there are armed security. Barrow himself says he's concerned for his own safety.>> I could be attacked by bandits or any other group. So that's why it's a real concern.>> 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 are milling around outside his house.
Meanwhile, the people want change. They want Jammeh to leave, they say. Jammeh is saying he doesn't want to go and that much will depend on tomorrow's mediation efforts when they begin. Will Jammeh be persuaded to leave and will Gambia, as it is at the moment, remain peaceful?