The new president of Gambia, Adama Barrow took the oath of office on Thursday, January 19, at the Gambian embassy in Dakar, Senegal.
The ceremony was administered by Sheriff Tambadou, the president of the Gambian Bar Association.
The new Gambian president is married to two wives, Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow and Sarjo Mballow-Barrow and has four children. Both wives are from the Fula ethnic group.
Habibu Barrow, his eight-year-old son, died after being bitten by a dog on January 15, 2017. Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow, the first wife, when her husband won the elections said she was more than happy and lost for words in congratulating the Gambian people, who have spoken and made the right choice by choosing Adama Barrow as the president of the third Republic.
Sarjo Mballow-Barrow, the 2nd wife, also thanked and commended the Gambian people for her husband’s victory. She said her husband’s win was for all and sundry, because in the end The Gambia belongs to all.