WATCH: Yahya Jammeh calling president-elect Barrow to concede defeat

2016-12-03 09:36
Yahya Jammeh. (File: AFP)

Yahya Jammeh. (File: AFP)

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Cape Town – A video of Gambian President Yahyah Jammeh conceding defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow has gone viral on social media.

Jammeh, who ruled the west African country for 22 years, accepted his defeat on Friday following an election in which over 800 000 people voted.

"Allah is telling me my time is up and I hand over graciously with gratitude toward the Gambian people and gratitude toward you," Jammeh said.

He also wished Barrow "the best".

Watch the video below.

Responding to Jammeh's congratulatory message, Barrow said: "We will continue from where you left."

Official results showed Barrow, a businessman and politically unknown until six months ago, comfortably won Thursday’s poll with 45.54%.

Jammeh took 212 099 votes (36.66%) and third party candidate Mama Kandeh 102 969 votes (17.80%).

Read more on:    yahya jammeh  |  adama barrow  |  gambia  |  gambia 2016 elections  |  west africa

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