(JollofNews) – Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has been unanimously endorsed by the governing Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) as its flagbearer for the December 2016 general elections.
Mr Jammeh, 50, was elected yesterday by party delegates at a congress held yesterday in his birth village, Kanilai.
The Gambia will hold presidential elections in December 2016, with legislative and local polls to follow in April 2017 and April 2018.
The tiny West African nation of less than two million people has been ruled by Yahya Jammeh since 1994, when the then 29-year-old seized power in a bloodless coup.
Like in most countries, the Gambia has a first-past-the-post electoraland since the return of the Gambia to constitutional rule, President Jammeh has contested and won four elections. In 1996 he won 56 per cent of the votes in 2001 he got 53 per cent, in 2006 he got 67 per cent and in 2011 he got 71 per cent