President Adama Barrow has confirmed Essa Faal and leader of National Unity Party Abdoulie Jammeh have called him and congratulated him on his victory.
Speaking via his verified Facebook page on Monday afternoon, the president said: “Following #GambiaDecide2021, the IEC declaration that I am the winner of the December 4th Presidential election, this morning, I received calls from Mr Essa Mbye Faal and Mr Abdoulie Ebrima Jammeh fellow contestants in the elections.
“They both congratulated me on my victory and we shared best wishes. As for me, The #Gambia is the winner. Let us all unite and work for the progress of the nation. Thank you #Gambia #Gambians.”
President Barrow grabbed 53% of the vote on Sunday in a presidential election that will be remembered for the loud noise that preceded it.
He battered his opponents among them his father UDP leader Ousainou Darboe.