Gambian President Lose 5th Re-election Bid To A Former Security Guard

Gambian president concedes defeat after losing his 5th reelection bid to a former security guard

 


The head of The Gambia’s electoral commission has declared opposition candidate Adama Barrow as the winner of the 2016 presidential election.The results were:

Adama Barrow – 263,515 votes, Yahya Jammeh – 212,099 votes.

He said Pres. Yahya Jammeh is to concede defeat to end his 22 years in power, adding that it was unprecedented for a Gambian head of state to accept defeat before the announcement of the final results. Jammeh took power in a coup in 1994.

Born in 1965, president-elect, Barrow, 51, moved to London in the 2000s, reportedly working as a security guard at Argos department store in north London while he completed his studies. He returned to Gambia in 2006 to set up his own property company.

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