Gambian President Rejects Election Result

Banjul, – The Gambia’s president Yahya Jammeh has rejected the outcome of last week’s election, which he lost to opposition leader Adama Barrow, calling for a fresh vote, the announcement was made on state TV.

“After a thorough investigation, I have decided to reject the outcome of the recent election. I lament serious and unacceptable abnormalities which have reportedly transpired during the electoral process,” Jammeh said.

“I recommend fresh and transparent elections which will be officiated by a god-fearing and independent electoral commission,” he added.

Official election results from the electoral commission gave Barrow, a property developer who once worked as a security guard at retailer Argos in London, 45.5% of the vote against Jammeh’s 36.7%.

Source: Qatar News Agency