The Gambia’s President of 22 years Yahya Jammeh will be replaced by a property developer, Adama Barrow, after losing the general election. Mr Barrow won Thursday’s election by more than 50,000 votes.
“Having received 263, 515 votes out of the total votes cast in the election, I hereby declare Adama Barrow newly elected to serve as president of the republic of the Gambia,” Said Alieu Momarr Njai the electoral commission head.
Mr Jammeh, who came to power in a coup in 1994 has ruled Gambia for 22 years after seizing power in a coup, Gambians voted on Thursday amid a total blackout of the internet and all international calls, and with land borders sealed.
President Jammeh who previously, has claimed he had invented a herbal cure for AIDS that only works on a Thursdays. is on record having arrested hundreds of people on suspicion of being witches or wizards and threatened to slit the throats of and decapitate homosexuals.