Gambia bishop gives thanks for peace after election tension

by Anglican Communion News Service


Source: Anglican Communion News Service

Bishop James Odico of The Gambia has expressed thanksgiving for a peaceful outcome after the tensions surrounding a Presidential election in December.  The poll marked the first change of presidency in The Gambia since a military coup in 1994.  Bishop James said the Christian community resorted to intense prayer after the election result was challenged by the incumbent Gambian leader,  Yahya Jammeh,  a week after admitting defeat to Adama Barrow.

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