President, Yahya Jammeh Concedes Defeat to Adama Barrow in the Just Concluded Gambia Elections


Gambian dictator, Yahya Jammeh who has been president of the country for 22 years, has suffered a shocking defeat in their general election, conceding defeat to a property developer, Adama Barrow, who won more than 45% of the vote. 

His conceding to defeat was announced by Chief Alieu Momar Njie of the electoral commission


Recall that Yahya Jammeh, came to power in a coup in 1994 and it may interest you to know that Gambia has not had a smooth transfer of power since independence in 1965.
There has been what is said to be a celebratory live reaction to Jammeh's defeat all over social media.

Adama Barrow won by 263,515 votes (45.5%) while President Jammeh took 212,099 (36.7%), according to the electoral commission in the Thursday elections.

A third party candidate, Mama Kandeh, won 102,969 (17.8%).

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