President Barrow Heads Home Today
Barring any last minute hitch, the president of the Republic of The Gambia will scheduled to leave Senegal for his country today.
The president has been staying in the Senegal since after been declared winner of the December elections as a result of the clashes there resulting from the U-turn taken by the incumbent, Yahya Jammeh after he had earlier conceded defeat.
Mr. Barrow was sworn into office on January 19 at the Gambian Embassy in Senegal surrounding by a few family members and few ECOWAS members.
President Barrow who has been in Senegal since his election, earlier today posted on his facebook page;
President Adama Barrow is scheduled to arrive in Banjul on Thursday, 26th January 2017 at 4:00PM. Any changes to the above schedule will be communicated!
Adama Barrow won more than 45% of the December votes. After his win, Mr Barrow hailed a “new Gambia”.
Meanwhile, President Adama Barrow has appointed Fatoumata Tambajang as vice-president, Halifa Sallah, his spokesman, disclosed on Monday.
Tambajang once served as minister of health under former President Yahya Jammeh.
Tambajang is a prominent pro-democracy activist. She was the driving force behind forming a coalition of opposition parties that rallied behind Barrow during the December 1 presidential election.
Suraya Alidu Malititi | kapital971.com