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The Gambia Jammeh writes acceptance speech to leave office

President Jammeh of The Gambia has reportedly written his acceptance speech as he cedes power to Adama Barrow.

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has been told to stand down after 22 years in power play

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has been told to stand down after 22 years in power

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Embattled Gambian President,Yahya Jammeh has reportedly written an acceptance speech wherein he would agree to cede power to Adama Barrow.

Jammeh's acceptance speech, it was further reported will officially recognize Adama Barrow as his successor.

Recently sworn in President Barrow also confirmed this via his twitter handle saying: “I would like to inform you that Yahya Jammeh has agreed to step down. He is scheduled to depart Gambia today. #NewGambia.

The tale was further confirmed by French journalist in The Gambia, Nicolas Germain, who also tweeted about Jammeh writing his acceptance speech.

West African leaders have tried to persuade Mr Jammeh to admit losing the election.

Jammeh lost to Barrow at the Presidential election in December 2016 elections, but wants the results annulled citing errors in the electoral process.

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