By Concise News correspondents
President Adama Barrow arrived in The Gambia on Thursday to a jubilant welcome marking the beginning of the west African nation’s first democratic transfer of power, AFP reports.
The Gambia’s new president Adama Barrow returned to the capital Banjul, 10 days after long-standing ruler Yahya Jammeh, who initially disputed the election results, was forced into exile.
Dressed in flowing white robes and cap, Barrow stepped off the plane, with heavily-armed troops from Senegal and Nigeria standing by as his plane landed from Senegal, where he had taken shelter on January 15.
President Jammeh tweets:
— Adama Barrow (@adama_barrow) January 26, 2017
Barrow will be staying at his own home until further notice while State House, Jammeh’s former seat of power, is assessed for potential risks.
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