Buhari Hails Gambia’s Opposition Leader Adama Borrow For His Unprecedented Victory At The Poll

By Ikenga Chronicles December 3, 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Saturday expressed his heart felt gratitude to the President-elect of Gambia Adama Barrow, on his recent victory at the poll.

In a statement signed by his spokesman, Femi Adesina and made available to the press, Buhari salutes the spirit of statesmanship displayed by the outgoing President of The Gambia, Alhaji Yahya Jammeh, by conceding defeat.

Recall that the electoral commission had declared Mr Barrow president-elect on state television, with 45.5 per cent of the vote against Jammeh’s 36.7 per cent.

“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,” Alieu Momarr Njai had said.

While expressing delight at the gallantry shown by President Jammeh, President Buhari enjoined President-elect Barrow to be magnanimous in victory.

The Nigerian leader also commended Gambians for peacefully exercising their right to freely choose their leader and called on all stakeholders to maintain the peace.

Buhari said that he was looking forward to a smooth transition of power and working with the incoming President of The Gambia to deepen existing cordial relations between both countries.

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