Gambian President Adama Barrow has finally returned home a week after being sworn in as Yahya Jammeh’s successor.
The transition of power from Mr Jammeh, who ruled The Gambia for 22 years, to Mr Barrow, an estate agent, had proven problematic as the former rejected election results.
Mr Barrow was, as a result, sworn in in Senegal at Gambia’s embassy.
The swearing-in ceremony was supervised by a Gambian legal officer and witnessed by members of the diplomatic corps including UN Secretary-General Special Representative and Head of United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas.
Mr Barrow has remained in Dakar since January 19, when he was officially sworn in.
Mr Jammeh also left Banjul last Sunday after threats by Ecowas to use military force to get him out of power. He will be in Equatorial Guinea.
On Thursday, Mr Barrow entered Banjul from Dakar to begin his reign as the 3rd President of the West African nation.
— Adama Barrow (@adama_barrow) January 26, 2017
He has promised to be a president for all “whether you voted for me or not”.
He has also promised better working conditions for the people and assured of setting up a national reconciliation committee to investigate persons abused under the Jammeh regime.
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana