Former President John Mahama is in the Gambia as an observer for the polls to be held there. John Mahama was president of Ghana from 2012 to 2016 when he peacefully handed over to President Akufo-Addo. In 2020 he lost again to incumbent president and had to proceed to the Supreme Court for redress.
The Gambian elections kicks off this morning with John Mahama as one of the key observers of the process. This election will be the first presidential election since the Yahya Jammeh era. It will also serve as a test for the democratic principles of the country. The election will see President Adama Barrow come up against 5 other presidential candidates.
About 1 million out of the population are registered and expected to vote in today’s election. In a post on his Facebook page, John Mahama did an inspection of the polling station and wished the people of Gambia well today in their elections. Like the way he oversaw peaceful elections in Ghana in 2012, John Mahama hopes to preside over another peaceful one in Gambia
The elections itself will be close with remnants of Jammeh still in the country and are expected to pose serious threats to Barrow’s governance.
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