Adama Barrow has been sworn-in as the President of The Gambia at the Gambian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal.

Mr. Barrow has been living in Senegal for the past few days following political crisis in The Gambia, because Yahya Jammeh who lost in the country’s election to Barrow on December 1, 2016, has refused to step down despite conceding defeat.

Several efforts by ECOWAS leaders to have Mr. Jammeh step down have been fruitless.

Meanwhile, Mr. Barrow was sworn into office by the head of the Gambian Bar Association.

Several dignitaries from ECOWAS and AU were at the function.

Background

Mr. Jammeh had said there were irregularities in the election held on December 1 2016, and that some of his supporters were turned away from polling stations.

He also complained about some errors made by the Electoral Commission.

The Commission accepted that, some of the results it initially published contained errors, but said Mr. Barrow had still won. Mr Jammeh has said he will stay in office until new elections are held.