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Saturday, 18 February 2017

Gambia: President Adama Barrow to be officially inaugurated today



Its barely a month, obdurate Yahya Jammeh agreed to step down and Gambian president, Adama Barrow set to be officially sworn in at the Independence Stadium today February 18, 2017, in the capital, Banjul.


According to reports, Presidents from 20 countries in Africa are expected to elegance the event, while US Department of State, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be at the event aswell.

Adama Barrow who took his first oath of office in Dakar, at the Gambian embassy in Senegal was sworn-in by the head of The Gambian bar association. This second oath will be administered by the new Chief Justice, Justice Hassan Jallow.

His inability to take oath in Bajul after winning December 2, 2016 polls was due to the refusal of headstrong former leader, Yahya Jammeh, to accept loss and step down.

The inauguration will be tied with the Gambia’s 52nd Independence Day celebration.

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