In a preliminary statement issued at a press conference held at the Mission’s office in Senegambia Beach Hotel, Kololi, the mission team led by Dr. Fonkam Samuel Azu’u, the chairman of the Cameroonian Independent Electoral Commission declared that the presidential elections in the Republic of The Gambia was also conducted in accordance with the Durban Declaration on the principles governing democratic elections in Africa as adopted by the Assembly of the African Union in July 2002.

…In conclusion, the AU Observer Mission consequently wishes to declare that the 24th November, 2011 Presidential Elections in Republic of The Gambia were conducted in such a way that the results are a true reflection of the will of the sovereign people of The Gambia.