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Following the Presidential election in Gambia where the opposition candidate Adama Barrow has taken the lead after almost 75 per cent of votes had been counted, reports indicate that the incumbent President, Yahya Jammeh is likely to concede defeat after having recorded his speech.

A reporter with the UK’s Guardian newspaper in The Gambia is tweeting details about the breaking news that President Jammeh is to concede defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow.

She says that a video of his concession speech is being prepared:

According to the electoral commission, president Jammeh has already recorded a video accepting defeat. It’s being edited now.

— Ruth Maclean (@ruthmaclean) 2 December 2016

 For 1 of Africa’s classic dictators to concede is a real turnout for the books. Many ppl in Gambia thought they had many more yrs of Jammeh

— Ruth Maclean (@ruthmaclean) 2 December 2016

I’m told employees in State House had their phones confiscated last night when the presidency realised what was happening #Gambia

— Ruth Maclean (@ruthmaclean) 2 December 2016

Barrow, who has the support of seven political parties, had won 22 out of 53 constituencies or 138,148 votes in Thursday’s presidential polls, threatening President Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year-rule, the electoral commission said on Friday.