Saturday, 3 December 2016

Gambia Election: Yahya Jammeh concedes loss to Adama Barrow

Yahya Jammeh, the longtime president of The Gambia, has conceded defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow, accepting that the people have "decided that I should take the back seat".

Jammeh, who came to power in 1994 as a 29-year-old army officer following a military coup, had won four previous polls.
Speaking to the public on Gambian television late on Friday, Jammeh congratulated Barrow for his "clear victory", saying: "I wish him all the best and I wish all Gambians the best."

He said: "If [Barrow] wants to work with us also, I have no problem with that. I will help him work towards the transition," he said, confirming that he would not contest the result.

Barrow's victory in Thursday's presidential election brings to an end Jammeh's 22-year rule.

Gambians voted by placing marbles into drums marked for each candidate.

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  1. This kind news di make i di cry na cry. Why na we get bad luck fr cameroon

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