Gambian Information Minister Sheriff Bojang has resigned to protest against President Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to accept defeat in last month’s presidential election, reports say.
Efforts to contest the results were “an attempt to subvert the express will” of the Gambian people, he said in a statement, Reuters news agency reports.
State television reported that Mr Bojang had been sacked.
The UN Security Council has called on President Jammeh to step down.
He initially accepted that opposition leader Adama Barrow won the election, but then reversed his decision, citing electoral “abnormalities”.
“The Gambia has decided and we must accept and respect this decision,” Mr Bojang said in his statement. He also spoke to Reuters by phone from neighbouring Senegal.