Current President of Gambia Adam Barrow has been re-elected as the country’s President after winning this year’s election, and this will make it his second term in office.
According to the election results released by the Electoral Commission of Gambia on Sunday, out of the total votes, Barrow secured 53%.
Supporters of Barrow marched through the streets of the Capital Banjul amidst dancing and jubilating.
Barrow who addressed his supporters asked them to respect all those who voted for his opponents in a ”free, fair and transparent election”.
“I will do all I can and utilise every resource at my disposal to make The Gambia a better place for us all,” he said.
In a joint statement, Darboe and two other candidates rejected the election results announced.
“At this stage, we reject the results announced so far,” “All actions are on table,” they said.
As a test of the democratic transition in The Gambia, where Jammeh ruled for 22 years after seizing power in a bloodless coup in 1994, the election was being closely watched.
Jammeh was forced into exile in Equatorial Guinea in January 2017 after Barrow, then a relative unknown, defeated him at the ballot box.