President Jammeh has been in power since 1994

(JollofNews) – The Gambia’s electoral commission chief has warned President Yahya Jammeh that his bid to overturn the election result will not change the fact that he lost to property developer Adama Barrow, Reuters news agency reports.

Alieu Momarr Njai told the agency: “The election results were correct, nothing will change that. If it goes to court, we can prove every vote cast. The results are there for everyone to see.”

Mr Jammeh said on Saturday that he he would challenge his defeat in the Supreme Court, alleging that the poll was marred by irregularities.

Initially, he accepted defeat and said he would go and retire on his farm.

Mr Barrow won 222,708 votes (43.34%), compared with Mr Jammeh’s 208,487 (39.6%). A third candidate, Mama Kandeh, won 89,768 (17.1%).