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President Jammeh to be sworn in tomorrow

Jan 18, 2012, 1:55 PM

President-elect Yahya Jammeh will be sworn in for a fourth term of office at a ceremony to be held at the Independence Stadium in Bakau tomorrow Thursday 19th January.

According to media reports, several foreign leaders have been invited for the event, which has seen the Independence Stadium and its surroundings given a facelift.

Jammeh, it is worth noting, was re-elected for a fourth five-year term of office in the presidential elections held on 24th November 2011, after he polled 72% of the total votes cast.

His main challenger Ousainou Darboe of the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) polled 17% while 11% went to independent candidate Hamat Bah, who was backed by the United Front, a coalition of four opposition parties.

Thousands of Gambians mainly APRC supporters are expected to be at the stadium to witness what many have described as an “historic” event. However, the main oppposition party UDP rejected the results.