Gambia Crisis Adama Barrow to be inaugurated in Senegal

Adama Barrow, in a tweet, extended an invitation to his fans to witness the swearing-in ceremony.

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President-elect of the Gambia, Adama Barrow said his inauguration would go ahead as planned in spite of attempts to thwart it by President Yahya Jammeh.

Adama Barrow will be inaugurated today, Thursday 19 January at the Gambian mission in neighbouring Senegal where he is being protected.

Mr Barrow, in a tweet, extended an invitation to his fans to witness the swearing-in ceremony.

Read more: Parliament extends Yahya Jammeh's term

Hours earlier, the country’s chief justice said he could not rule on an injunction filed by Jammeh to prevent Barrow’s inauguration going ahead.

The country’s army chief said he would not order his men to fight other African troops if they enter Gambian territory.


Read also: Nigeria sends troops, jets to Senegal for force

Meanwhile, Gambia's Parliament has adopted a resolution to allow President Yahya Jammeh to stay in power for three more months, starting from Wednesday, just hours before the end of his official term.

Read more: Mahama in Gambia for mediation talks

The Gambia, following elections in 2016, is expected to inaugurate a new president on January 19, but President Jammeh who lost and earlier accepted the results of the elections has now rejected the results.

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