Friday, December 2, 2016

VIDEO: Gambia's Jammeh concedes defeat to successor, vows to support him

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh on Friday conceded defeat in a telephone call to his successor, Adama Barrow.

He vowed to help Mr. Barrow.

He said: "I wish you all the best. The country will be in your hands in January, and you are assured of my guidance on your transition."

"You are the elected president of The Gambia, and I wish you all the best. I have no ill-will."

"Convey my congratulations my congratulations to your entire team. This is transparent. This is the will of Allah and as a Muslim I accept it in good faith. The Gambian people have chosen you after 22 years. I'm grateful to the Almighty Allah for that."

"Allah is telling me that my time is up," he added.

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