President Yahya Jammeh is currently refusing to step down after disputing the result of the December 1 election won by Barrow, triggering a crisis in the country despite attempts by African leaders to convince him to step down.
Yesterday, it was confirmed Senegalese President Macky Sall had accepted a request by Liberian leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to host Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow in Dakar until his inauguration day.
Speaking to AFP, Barrow's spokesman, Mai Fatty said:
'Jammeh’s term shall end on the 19th (of January) and the same date president-elect Barrow’s term begins. Nothing will change that. He will be sworn in and shall assume office on that date without fail.'