Gambian President-Elect Fails To Attend Son’s Funeral Due To Post Election Crisis

Adama Barrow, the President-Elect of Gambia could not attend the funeral of his 8 year old son due to the current election situation in the country.

Mr Barrow has been in Darkar, Senegal, for sometime now after President Yahya Jammeh refused to hand over power following Gambia’s general election.

The seven-year-old son of Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow has died after being bitten by a dog.

Habibou Barrow is reported to have died on the way to the hospital after Sunday’s incident in Manjai near Banjul.

His funeral has already taken place. Mr Barrow is in the Senegalese capital Dakar ahead of his planned inauguration on Thursday.

Mr Barrow has two wives and four other children, according to reports. The president-elects’s media team confirmed the news to local Gambian news portal Freedom Newspaper on Monday. “Yes, Habibou Barrow passed away last night after being bitten by a dog. He was the 8 years old son of the second wife of Adama Barrow.

He will be laid to rest today at 2 pm,” they quoted an unnamed member of Barrow’s team.

Barrow is expected to begin his Presidential duties on Thursday, 19th January 2017.


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