Adama Barrow sworn in as President of The Gambia


    The Commission accepted that, some of the results it initially published contained errors, but said Mr. Barrow had still won. Mr Jammeh has said he will stay in office until new elections are held.

    Adama Barrow has been sworn-in as the President of The Gambia.

    His swearing in took place at the Gambia’s Embassy in Dakar on Thursday.

    Mr. Barrow has been living in Senegal for the past few days following political crisis in The Gambia, because Yahya Jammeh who lost in the country’s election to Barrow on December 1, 2016, has refused to step down despite conceding defeat.

    Several efforts by ECOWAS leaders to have Mr. Jammeh step down have been fruitless.

    Meanwhile, Mr. Barrow was sworn into office by the head of the Gambian Bar Association.

    Several dignitaries from ECOWAS and AU were at the function.


    Mr. Jammeh had said there were irregularities in the election held on December  1 2016, and that some of his supporters were turned away from polling stations.

    He also complained about some errors made by the Electoral Commission.