BREAKING: Adama Barrow Sworn In Gambia President At Embassy In Senegal

April 17, 2023 7:50 am14 commentsViews: 140

Finally the Gambian presidency oath taking ceremony has taken place but in a different way. The winning candidate Adama Barrow was sworn in in the country’s embassy in neighboring Senegal on Thursday while the incumbent Yahya Jammeh still refused to step down.

Barrow delivered a speech after the ceremony saying no Gambian will ever forget this day.

The oath taking ceremony was televised on Senegalese television.

President Yahya Jammeh has led Gambia for over 22 years and lately defied stepping down from office even after losing the presidential election on December 1, 2016, citing widespread irregularities.

On Thursday morning Barrow tweeted he will be sworn in at 4:00 p.m. local time in Senegal capital Dakar and also urged supporters to attend the event.

The property developer further added, “I would like to inform you that the Inauguration Ceremony is going to take place at the Gambian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal.”

Google too recognized Barrow as president after midnight of November 19, the deadline that was set for the expiry of Jammeh’s tenure. Searching on Google with keyword ‘Gambia president’ will result as showing him president. Wikipedia too has updated his page as “sworn in as the third President of The Gambia at a ceremony in the Gambian embassy in Dakar, Senegal, on 19 January 2017.”


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