Barrow inauguration to go on as planned

Barrow inauguration to go on as planned

The swearing-in of President-elect Adama Barrow will go on as planned, said Mai Ahmad Fatty, a senior member of the opposition coalition with Barrow in Dakar, Senegal.

The president-elect lost his son, Habib Barrow in a dog attack Monday.

The eight-year-old young Barrow died on the way to hospital after in the town of Manjai, not far from the Gambian capital Banjul.

In an outpouring of sympathy, many people pray Mr. Barrow finds strength and endurance in the tragedy as he prepares to lead the nation.

President Yahya Jammeh lost to Barrow last month but is refusing to step down.

Barrow says he would declare him a rebel if he resorts to holding on to power when his term expires this week.

ECOWAS Chair and Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said the position of the regional bloc has not changed, urging Jammeh to hand cede power.

President Yahya Jammeh’s petition to ax the election results with an injunction to restrain Mr. Barrow from being sworn-in suffered mishap on Monday.

Gambia’s top court doesn’t have enough judges to hear the case after Jammeh sacked most of them last year.

The country now must import more judges because they don’t have enough qualified lawyers left. The chief justice of the constitutional court, Nigerian-born Emmanuel Fagbenle, said last week that judges from Sierra Leone and elsewhere couldn’t come until May.

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