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Eq. Guinea opposition denounces arrival of Gambia's Jammeh

  • Senegalese troops negotiate with Gambian republican guard, 2nd left, outside the State House in Banjul, Gambia, Monday Jan. 23, 2017, two days after Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh left the country.  Troops of  Economic Community of West African States  have moved into the State House to prepare for the return of new President Adama Barrow.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Senegalese troops negotiate with Gambian republican guard, 2nd left, outside the State House in Banjul, Gambia, Monday Jan. 23, 2017, two days after Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh left the country. Troops of Economic Community of West African States have moved into the State House to prepare for the return of new President Adama Barrow.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Senegalese troops enter the State House in Banjul, Gambia, Monday Jan. 23, 2017, two days after Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh left the country.  Troops of  Economic Community of West African States  have moved into the State House to prepare for the return of new President Adama Barrow.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Senegalese troops enter the State House in Banjul, Gambia, Monday Jan. 23, 2017, two days after Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh left the country. Troops of Economic Community of West African States have moved into the State House to prepare for the return of new President Adama Barrow.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Senegalese troops enter the State House in Banjul, Gambia, Monday Jan. 23, 2017, two days after Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh left the country. Troops of  Economic Community of West African States  have moved into the State House to prepare for the return of new President Adama Barrow.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Senegalese troops enter the State House in Banjul, Gambia, Monday Jan. 23, 2017, two days after Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh left the country. Troops of Economic Community of West African States have moved into the State House to prepare for the return of new President Adama Barrow.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)  (The Associated Press)

Equatorial Guinea's opposition has denounced the government's decision to welcome exiled Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who flew to the Central African nation over the weekend after 22 years in power.

Andres Esono Ondo, secretary general of the Convergence for Social Democracy, said in an email Monday that President Teodoro Obiang would be responsible "for what might occur" as a result of Jammeh's presence on the country's soil.

In a statement over the weekend, opposition groups said welcoming Jammeh was like welcoming "the waste of Africa."

Obiang's government not yet commented on Jammeh's presence in Equatorial Guinea.

Jammeh lost the December election to Adama Barrow but refused to step down, forcing Barrow to be inaugurated last week in Senegal. Barrow is now planning his return to Gambia.