- President Adama Barrow of Gambia has relocated to his official residence
- The president had been staying in a hotel which served as his temporary home after he defeated ex-presidentJammeh who had spent 22 years in power
Gambian President Adama Barrow has finally relocated to the official residence in Banjul after 10 months, africanews.com reports.
Legit.ng gathered that President Barrow moved to the housing complex known as “State House” which was previously occupied by former leader Yahya Jammeh over the weekend.
Until now Gambia's president had been residing in a hotel and later a state residence in the town of Fajara serving as his office.
Since Jammeh left office, there had been different reports stating that there were stash of arms and chemical weapons hidden which made the premises to be deemed unfit for Barrow.
The ECOWAS regional force took over the building at a point to ensure its safety before the relevant authorities set out to renovate it for President Barrow’s use.
A local journalist shared photos showing Barrow’s arrival at the premises where a guard of honour was mounted for him.
Barrow defeated Jammeh who had spent 22 years in power. He refused to quit thus causing tension in the country.
According to an earlier report by Legit.ng, while leaving Gambia in the heat of his electoral defeat, former President Yahya Jammeh left with about $50 million, the minister of Justice, Abubacarr Tambadou, in the country said.
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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reports that the current government accused Yahya Jammeh of withdrawing the money through a state telecoms company.
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