Mr Adama Barrow has finally been sworn in as the President of The Gambia after few challenges with earlier swearing in ceremony when his predecessor refused to leave office and at a point in time has to run into exile.
The second swearing in ceremony was met with joyous celebration at a packed stadium where party followers and the entire country came to celebrate ‘freedom’ which seems to be a key agenda as part of his new office.
Ghanaian President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Ex. President John Dramani Mahama were all spotted at the event exchanging lovely and brotherly hugs and hand shake sending the message of oneness and togetherness, something Ghana has been known for with her smooth and violent free political transition.
Speaking to the crowd, the Gambia president, Mr. Barrow touched on economic challenges brought onto the country by his predecessor and the way forward for the country and what his office will do to make sure there tolerance for all by all.
“For 22 years, the Gambian people yearned to live in a country where our diverse tribes will be bridged by tolerance and our determination to work together for the common good,” he said. “One Gambia, one nation, one people.”
Mr. Barrow will be the third president in the history of The Gambia after independence.
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