The swearing in of The Gambiaâ€™s president-elect, Adama Barrow, will go ahead today in neighbouring Senegal.
A tweet from an account managed by Barrowâ€™s staff disclosed that the ceremony will be held at the Gambian embassy in Dakar at 16:00 GMT.
Barrow has been in Senegal since last week after he left Banjul with regional mediation team led by Nigeriaâ€™s Muhammadu Buhari. The party spokesperson had earlier insisted that the swearing in will take place at a secret location in the Gambia.
Ex President Jammeh refused to handover executive power following the expiration of his mandate on midnight of January 18. Jammeh lost the December 1 elections to Barrow â€“ an opposition coalition candidate.
He accepted his loss and promised to handover peacefully, a position he was lauded for internationally. A week later he backtracked and announced the annulment of the process and ordered a rerun.
The opposition rejected his declaration and insisted that they will go ahead with preparations for Barrowâ€™s swearing in. Barrow enjoys huge international backing and recognition as the legitimate president of the tiny West African nation.
What are your thoughts? Please comment below and share this post!