U.S Welcomes Gambian Transition, As Barrow Names VP

U.S Welcomes Gambian Transition, As Barrow Names VP

The United States, on Monday welcomed the ongoing peaceful transition of power in The Gambia, saying it looks forward to working closely with President Adama Barrow and his team to achieve the aspirations his people.

A statement by the U.S Department of State applauded “the commitment to democracy and the restraint shown by the Gambian people over the past weeks.”

The statement also commended the efforts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and other regional partners for their leadership in addressing the situation, while appreciating the decision by ex-president Jammeh to leave his country peacefully.

Expressing pride at its close ties to people of The Gambia, the U.S State Department, while echoing President Barrow’s call for Gambians to unite and work together as brothers and sisters for the future of their nation, said it looks forward to working closely with the new leader and his team to achieve the aspirations of all Gambians.

Meanwhile, ahead of the February 18 date for his formal inauguration, President Adama Barrow of the Gambia, on Monday night norminated Ms. Fatoumata Tambajang as his Vice President.

In a lone tweet, he wrote: “I am delighted to announce to you all that Her Excellency, Fatoumata Tambajang has been nominated as the Vice President of Gambia.”