“ On 1, December, Gambians demonstrated Commonwealth values of peace, tolerance and respect for diversity and differing views, as they exercised their democratic franchise, and clearly and confidently charted their own path for the country’s future. We congratulate The Gambia for the example it has set,” said the Commonwealth Secretary General Ms. Patricia Scotland. Ms. Scotland said she welcomes the results of elections which led to the birth of the Third Republic under the leadership of President elect Adama Barrow.

The Commonwealth SG commended the leadership and people of The Gambia for the profoundly significant and democratic transition they have initiated in their country.

Outgoing Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has withdrawn The Gambia from the Commonwealth. But President elect Barrow said once he assumes the Presidency in January, he is going to reinstate Gambia’s membership to the Commonwealth.

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