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Gambian President-Elect Is Alive

Contrary to the assassination report on the Gambian President-elect, Adama Barrow, new findings had confirmed the President as alive and well.

It could be recalled an online medium, CBN Television, claimed that Barrow, who had vowed to assume duty as President of the country on January 19, despite Jammeh’s refusal to accept the outcome of the election, had been murdered. It claimed that Barrow was killed by assailants who “overpowered the security guards of Mr. Barrow, leaving two of the guards dead and other six injured from gunshots.” The TV outfit further claimed that “President Yahya Jammeh, the ‘prime suspect’ has denied any involvement in the incident.”

Now according to TELL, a Gambian journalist, Sheriff Junior, one of the country’s prominent reporters has debunked the report. Currently based in Dakar, where he fled to from Gambia to escape the oppression in his home country, Sheriff monitors, and reports events at home for a retinue of international news mediums. He denied that Barrow is dead. “Barrow is meeting with the Gambia Chamber of Commerce right now as I write,” he told the magazine.


Source:  TELL Nigeria

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