The French speaking nation Senegal, has provided security protection to Gambia’s President elect Adama Barrow, the Freedom Newspaper can authoritatively report. Fifteen Senegalese plain cloth bodyguards arrived in Banjul last night to provide special protection for Mr. Barrow and his family now towards inauguration day. Mr. Barrow is expected to be officially sworn in as the President of the Third Republic sometime in January. He is replacing outgoing Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh.

Sources close to the transition team said the Senegalese security officers have been deployed at President elect Barrow’s Old Yundum home. The guards arrived in Banjul last evening. They have since commenced guard duties, sources said.

President Barrow, in a recent interview with TFM TV, described President Macky Sall, as a brother, whom he looks up to for an advice and counselling during the stint of his Presidency. He also promises to strengthen the bilateral ties between the sister countries if he assumes the Presidency.

President elect Barrow, has been described as someone “humble, honest, and straightforward person” by sources close to the transition team. He is going to be Gambia’s most down to earth President, you can ever find, one of my sources told me. He doesn’t believe in showbiz and attention seeking, my source added.

Meanwhile, the Turkish Ambassador to The Gambia met with President elect Barrow this morning. He had a frank and fruitful conversation with the new President elect. The Spanish Consul to The Gambia also had a meeting with President elect Barrow.  

Written By Pa Nderry M’Bai 

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