Following the historic win of the New Patriotic Party's Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo over John Dramani Mahama, the incumbent President of Ghana, has moved to the Gambia to assist with post-election discussions.
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This will be John Mahama's first major international work after the 2016 elections.
He was accompanied by the vice president, Amissah Arthur, on the trip to Banjul. Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh is the outgoing President of The Gambia, he has however recently claimed that he will not accept the results of the 2016 elections that were just held in the country.
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Mahama sent a tweet announcing his trip to Banjul.
The Gambia's opposition coalition has asked President Yahya Jammeh to step down immediately, after he challenged his defeat in the recent election.
Mr Jammeh initially accepted the result but then reversed his decision, saying he would annul the vote. The UN Security Council met on Monday and urged him to meet international mediators who have been sent to the capital, Banjul.