Gambia’s President-elect, Adama Barrow, has announced that his inauguration will take place at the country’s Embassy in Senegal on Thursday.
He made this known via his official Twitter handle.
“My dearest Gambians — the presidency of Yahya Jammeh is officially over. The new era of Gambia is here at last. #NewGambia,” he tweeted.
Barrow then revealed that his swearing-ceremony, will not take place at the National Stadium in Banjul, as is always the tradition.
He added: “You are all welcome to my inauguration today 4pm at The #Gambian embassy in #Dakar.”
Barrow’s spokesman, Halifa Sallah, told the media in Banjul on Wednesday: “It is very clear that the inauguration that should have taken place at the national stadium will not take place as planned … At this moment he (President-elect) is preparing for the inauguration through other means.
“He will be inaugurated in The Gambia. We cannot understand where he will be inaugurated either than The Gambia because he is the President of The Gambia.
Sallah said this at a press conference, which was held at a time the joint military troop sanctioned by ECOWAS stationed at the Gambian border in Senegal, were ready to enter the country by midnight Thursday to oust President Yahya Jammeh.
Jammeh had earlier devised a means of extending his stay, by declaring a 90-day State of Emergency this week