Congratulatory messages have started pouring in, following his historic electoral victory. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is among the world leaders congratulating President elect Adama Barrow for his recent electoral victory.
“I congratulate Adama Barrow on his victory in the Gambian presidential election on 1 December and President Yahya Jammeh for his statesmanship in respecting the will of the Gambian people and conceding defeat,” Foreign Secretary John said.
“I also want to praise the Gambian people for conducting the election in a calm and peaceful manner. This presents a new dawn for The Gambia and is a momentous day for democracy in Africa. It is essential that all parties work together and ensure an orderly and peaceful transition,” he added.
Britain, said Foreign Secretary Johnso, has an enduring relationship with The Gambia and we stand ready to assist the work of the new President and his government.
In another developmen, the government of Spain is also congratulating President elect Barrow and the people of The Gambia for the recent democratic change of government.
“The Government of Spain congratulates the authorities and people of Gambia on the peaceful way in which the elections unfolded in the country. The Independent Electoral Commission of Gambia declared the independent candidate, Adama Barrow, as the winner and President Yahya Jamé accepted the results and congratulated the winner. The Government of Spain underlines the value of the commitment shown by all the parties to this democratic process, and urges them to continue down this chosen path in exercise of democracy and respect of the rule of law,” the statement read.