Returning yesterday from Dakar where he had been for two weeks, the new president Adama Barrow elected on December 1, arrived in Banjul the Gambian capital Thursday, January 26.
His withdrawal from the country occurred following the refusal of former President Yaya Jammeh to cede power after 22 years of authoritarian rule. The latter was forced to leave the country following the intervention of ECOWAS on 21 January. He is currently in exile in Equatorial Guinea.
The return of President Barrow was very much anticipated by the population. A page in the political history of the country that finally turns on after the post-electoral crisis.
Banjul airport has been stormed by the Gambians delighted to see the head of state. The latter has crossed the city in a crowd in collective hysteria, displaying signs or wearing tee-shirts with the slogan #GambiaHasDecided.