Gambia: President Adama Barrow To Be Formally Inaugurated

By Oladapo Okeowo

Gambian President Adama Barrow is due to be formally sworn-in on Saturday at the Independence Stadium in the capital, Banjul, where celebrations will also mark 52 years of the west African country’s independence.

Ex-President Jammeh’s refusal to vacate office caused Barrow to be sworn in at the Gambian Embassy in Senegal.

Jammeh only vacated office after intense pressure was brought to bear on him by ECOWAS leaders and facing the threat of death.

The oath-taking will be administered by the new Chief Justice, Justice Hassan Jallow.

He agreed to go into exile and was welcomed by the Equatorial Guinea government.

Adama Barrow is only the third president in the history of The Gambia and in his short tenure, has freed many political prisoners and promised to rejoin the International Criminal Court.

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