The newly elected president of Gambia, Adama Barrow has appointed Fatoumata Tambajang as his vice president. This was the first appointment made by the president after being sworn in at neighbouring country, Senagal amidst of crisis tension in Gambia following the refusal of the ousted president, Yaya Jammeh to vacate the office
The spoke person to the president, Mr Halifa Sallah said Barrow will return to the capital, Banjul, from neighbouring Senegal, where he sought refuge for security reasons
The president is planning to return to Gambia on Tuesday, as West African troops have secured the country, Mr. Barrow’s spokesperson said on Monday.
The president returns follows Jammeh’s run to exile after pressure from West African leaders on him to step down
Barrow has rejected the proposal by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to protect Mr. Jammeh from prosecution