Thursday, December 15, 2016

Organization of Islamic Conference congratulates President-elect Adama Barrow

The 57-Member States of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) generally considered to be largest organization of its kind outside the United Nations that aims to be the collective voice of the 1.6 billion Muslims has "expressed its profound satisfaction at the success of the presidential elections in...The Gambia.

The organization characterized the elections as meeting the "internationally recognized standards for fair elections in an atmosphere of democracy and transparency, popular participation and peaceful manner.

The OIC Secretary General offered his congratulations to President-elect Adama Barrow and the Gambian people.  The organization expressed its "attachment to peaceful transfer of power within the framework of the constitutional institutions" of Member States.

It must be noted that the OIC General Secretariat participated in the observation of the presidential elections held on December 1st.