Video: Watch as Yahya Jammeh congratulates Adama Barrow in historical phone call

President of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, on Friday congratulated Adama Barrow, his opponent to whom he lost the 2016 presidential election.


Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Jonathan had acted in a typical fashion when he conceded the 2015 election to Muhammadu Buhari, the incumbent president.

In this three-minute video posted on YouTube, Jammeh is seen congratulating Barrow in a cheerful mood.

“Am calling you to wish you all the best, the Gambian people have spoken and I have no reason to contest the will of Almighty Allah,” he said.

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


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