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Gambia President- elect, Barrow to be sworn-in in Senegal

Gambia President elect, Barrow to be sworn-in in SenegalAdama Barrow says he will be sworn in as Gambian president at the country’s embassy in neighbouring Senegal.

Barrow was due to be sworn in later on Thursday, but plans to do so at the national stadium could not go ahead.

Barrow’s spokesman Halifa Sallah said he would be sworn in an undisclosed location.

However, he has now posted a message on his social media accounts, inviting the general public to attend the ceremony.

Last-ditch mediation efforts by regional leaders to convince Yahya Jammeh to step down as president ahead of the inauguration failed overnight.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed Troops to Senegal as part of Nigerian contingent of Economic Community of West African States Military Intervention in Gambia (ECOMIG).

A statement issued on Wednesday said the operation is a standby force tasked by ECOWAS Heads of State to enforce the December 1, 2016 election mandate in The Gambia.

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