After 22 years of ruling Gambia, Yahya Jammeh loses election

Yahya Jammeh
Yahya Jammeh

The Gambian Presidential polls has been won by the opposition candidate Adama Barrow. He won the Gambian presidential polls with 263,515 votes, the electoral commission said on Friday.

The commission’s chair, Alieu Njie, said he was followed by President Yahya Jammeh with 212,009 votes,
Mama Kandeh, the third candidate in the running, came third with 102,969 votes.
“What we see in this result is a change of government.
“The incumbent will call the new president to congratulate and wish him well,” Njie said.
Reports says Jammeh ruled the country for 22 years with an iron fist and was widely accused of corruption and human rights abuses.

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