The Supreme Court of the Gambia today dismissed United Democratic Party’s application to review the court’s  December ruling over its election petition.

The opposition party had filed an election petition last month against President Adama Barrow and the Independent Electoral Commission alleging voter fraud.

The party leaders are still refusing to concede defeat and accept that Adama Barrow won the 4th December presidential election. They have maintained that the election was rigged without providing evidence. 

The court in December dismissed the party’s lawsuit challenging the legality of the election.

And the party again filed a second lawsuit this month asking for the court to review its earlier verdict in December.

However, the Supreme Court today held that the petitioners failed to comply with the requirements of Rule 11 of the Elections Petition Rules by not filing a notice of petition and the proposed security.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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