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.