Independent Presidential candidate, Essa Mbaye Faal has told a press at his Kerr Sering residence that he has accepted the outcome of the elections and has already called and congratulated President Adama Barrow for his victory.
Mr Faal said he discussed other pressing issues with the president.
According to Faal he among others sold their agenda to the Gambian public and it’s the same people chose Adama Barrow over them, so who is he “to question that”.
Former Truth Commission lead Counsel said the peace and stability of the country cannot be compromised by any means, noting that he and his team have no intention to compromise the peace and security of the country.
“We rejected the results at first after consulting with Mamma Kandeh, GDC leader, and Ousainu Darboe UDP leader because we were with the believe that there may be irregularities but going back home and getting updates from both domestic and international observers that the election was free and fair alongside consultations as well as evidence in our possession, we concluded that there is no need to challenge the credibility by going to court, we accept the results and move on.”
He said he and Mamma Kandeh went to Ousainu Darboe and that was what he thought was right at that moment as respect for elders dictates.
He noted that before taking a u-turn to accept the results, he consulted both Kandeh and Darboe about his new decision, saying “it will be arrogant on his side to tell the duo what to do but beliefs they also have the country at heart and have no intention to place the country in jeopardy.
Faal said he hopes to create his political party, saying “running as an independent candidate is expensive”.
Fall concluded, “I am apologising to all Gambians whom our action may have hurt or otherwise, our intention was not to hurt anyone in anyway but if we have, we are deeply sorry.”