Nigeria’s Buhari urges smooth transition in Gambia

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Nigeria’s president Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the President-elect of Gambia, Adama Barrow, on his shocking election victory.

The President had earlier congratulated him on Saturday, December 3, after his triumph was announced.

In a telephone conversation with him on Monday shortly before his trip to the International Forum on Peace and Security in Senegal, President Buhari expressed his gladness at the conduct of the contestants before, during and after the elections.

Buhari urged Barrow to ensure that the transition process is also as smooth as the electoral process and carry everyone along in his task of taking the Gambia to a new level.

The President also expressed his admiration at the existing rapport between the President-elect and other contestants especially the current president, who lost the election, stating that democracy, rule of law and respect for each other are fast taking roots in Africa and that Gambia has also become a role model for Africa and the world at large.

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Gambia’s president elect Adama Barrow

President Jammeh is expected to hand over the mantle of leadership in the country to Barrow in January.

 

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