Gambia Elected a New President

Friday, December 02, 2016

The Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission’ Alhagie Momar Alieu Njie this afternoon declared Mr Adama Barrow as the winner of the December 2016 presidential election. Chairman Njie told the nation in an television broadcast that Barrow is now the president of the republic.

Over 800,000 voters in The Gambia went to the polls early Thursday and by the close of the day more than 500,000 voters casted their votes deciding that Barrow is their new president.

The outgoing leader of the country President Jammeh Friday morning conceded defeat by making a national television broadcast where he accepted defeat he also called on the president elect Adama Barrow for winning. The two leaders exchange greetings and congratulated one and other.

Jammeh told the president elect that he will hand over power to him come January as the constitution dictates. He said he will vacate the State House for his Kanilai home as a farmer.

President Jammeh might have committed some wrong doings here and there but the fact that he conceded defeat is worth commendation.

What follows next will soon be seen.




Author: Madi M.K.Ceesay

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