Adama Barrow has been sworn in as president of The Gambia at a ceremony in Senegal, has used his first speech in office to call on the Gambia security forces to remain loyal to the constitution and stay in their barracks. Soldier found outside with firearms would be considered rebels, he said.
Mr Barrow added that his election was an opportunity for Gambians to effect change that has been in the making for decades and pledge liberty and prosperity for everyone regardless of ethnicity or gender.
He also vowed constitutional and legal reforms and said his election was the start of a meritocratic Gambia where “what you know” will be count for more than “who you know”.
Mr Barrow took the oath of office with the backing of the foreign government, despite the fact that Yahya Jammeh has refused to give up power in The Gambia.
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