Gambian’s Yahyah Jammeh respects Allah’s guidance


Gambian leader Yahyah Jammeh has conceded defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow after ruling the west African country for 22 years.

“Allah is telling me my time is up and I hand over graciously with gratitude toward the Gambian people and gratitude toward you,” Jammeh said in a phone call to the president-elect.

Responding to Jammeh’s congratulatory message, the new leader Adama Barrow simply responded: “We will continue running our nation from where you left.”

Barrow, an entrepreneur and a new political comer, won Thursday’s poll with 45 percent while Jammeh scooped 36 percent and third party candidate Mama Kandeh almost scooped almost 18 percent.