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After 22 years in power, Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh concedes defeat in symbolic elections

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In what is considered to be a bright light in Africa’s nascent democracy, Yahya Jammeh who has brutally ruled the west African nation is set to concede the presidency to opposition candidate, Adama Barrow.

Yahya Jammeh will concede defeat to the leader of the opposition coalition after ruling The Gambia for 22 years.

The chairman of the electoral commission, Alieu Momar Njie, said this to journalists: “It’s really unique that someone who has been ruling this country for so long has accepted defeat.”

 

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Gambia’s Electoral Commission

Sources say that Jammeh is releasing a video of his concession speech which will be released soon.

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