Gambia's Yahya Jammeh
Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh

(JollofNews) – President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia has told reporters that he will secure a landslide victory in Thursday’s presidential election.

Gambians have voted whether to give another five-year mandate to Mr Jammeh or his opposition challengers, Adama Barrow of the opposition coalition or Mamma Kandeh of the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC).

And as vote counting begins, Mr Jammeh, 51, who has been in power since July 1994 and is seeking a fifth term said he is confident of winning.

“I would not have come and vote if I am not confident of winning,” he told reporters after casting his vote at the July 22 Square in Banjul.

“By the Grace of Almighty Allah, I will have the biggest landslide in the history of my elections in this country.”

Meanwhile, Mr Jammeh’s main challenger, Adama Barrow, said he is very hopeful flushing Mr Jammeh and his APRC party out in the election.

“I am very confident and the spirit is very high and I know I am winning. We hope that everything continue like  this and we wait for the results.”

Meanwhile, the electoral commission said voting at all polling stations in the country went effectively according to plan and the full results would be announced by early Friday.