The President of The Gambia arrived Banjul airport on Friday morning to a rapturous reception as he returned from Senegal where he had been for a week before ex-President Yahya Jammeh went into exile.
President Barrow defeated ong-time ruler, Yahya Jammeh who had been in power for 22 years in Presidential elections held in December 2016. Jammeh’s refusal to hand over power led to Barrow leaving the country and he was sworn-in in Senegal.
“I am a happy man today,” Mr Barrow told a reporter from the Associated Press in the crush at the airport, adding: “I think the bad part is finished now.”
He has named his Vice President and is expected to name his cabinet this week.