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Gambia Elections: Yahya Jammeh conceeds defeat to Adama Barrow

By Clement Edward Kumsah
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President Yahya Jammeh has conceded defeat after majority of votes went in favour of opposition candidate Adama Barrow, Gambia’s electoral commission announced on Friday.

The chairman of the IEC, Alieu Momarr Njai told reporters in Banjul that Barrow had won 263,315 votes while Jammeh got 212, 099 votes with a third candidate, Mamma Kandeh getting  102, 969 votes and indicated that President Jammeh had accepted the results.

Njie said it was unprecedented for a head of state in the country to accept defeat before the final results.

“It’s really unique that someone who has been ruling this country for so long has accepted defeat,” Alieu Momar Njie told reporters.

Jammeh has been in power for 22 years. The West African country has not had a smooth transfer of power since independence in 1965.