Essa Faal abandons attempt to dispute election, tells reporters the election represents the verdict of Gambians

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Independent Essa Faal has told reporters he has called President Adama Barrow to congratulate him on his electoral victory.

“I have called President-elect Adama Barrow and congratulated him on his re-election. We have heard a good conversation about the future of this country,” Mr Faal told reporters at his house in Kerr Serign on Monday.

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According to the Turnaround leader, the 2021 presidential election represents the verdict of the Gambian people.

He said: “The results were announced by the IEC and the credibility of the election was confirmed by both international and domestic observers.

“We have also looked at the materials in our possession and the information we have and have concluded that even though there might have been irregularities here and there, there might have been some violations of the law here and there, by and large, the elections results in our opinion represent the verdict of the Gambian people.

“As such, it behoves all of us to respect that position and come together as a people to try to foster the unity of the Gambian people. A leader has been elected. We believe it is our responsibility to respect that position and to live with it and to work with it.”

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