Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow poses for a photo after an exclusive interview with Reuters in Banjul, Gambia, December 12, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Barrow has not made any cabinet appointments

The Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow has not formed his government, said a senior member Mai Ahmad Fatty, days after a list of cabinet positions was made public on social media.

“President-elect Barrow did not appoint a Cabinet. Gambians and the international community shall be duly informed publicly at the appropriate time and in an appropriate manner whenever the President-elect formed his Cabinet,” Fatty said.

There have been increased calls for Mr. Barrow to form a government after President Yahya Jammeh made a political fumble and rejected the outcome of the elections a week after he conceded defeat.

UN and ECOWAS leader visited The Gambia, mainland Africa’s smallest nation of fewer than two million people to persuade Mr. Jammeh to step down and allow a peaceful transfer of power. The visiting leaders have urged President-elect Barrow to works towards his transition and inauguration, sources said.

Barrow, 51, is a political neophyte who won the backing of seven opposition groups and an independent candidate after the jailing of the main opposition leader Ousainou Darboe.

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