GET IN TOUCH
 
 
 
 
 

Barrow to Nana Addo: ‘Thank you for helping Gambia’ [Photos]

Gambian President, Adama Barrow, has thanked President Akufo-Addo for his support in restoring democracy in The Gambia.

adama-barrow-and-nana-addo-2

Mr. Barrow is in Ghana for a day’s visit.

Mr. Adama Barrow, during bilateral talks with Nana Addo, expressed his gratitude to the latter for the support during the post election impasse in The Gambia, saying :”I am pleased to come and visit you in Ghana as President, as a brother and as a friend…We all contested elections at the same period, we all won the election as opposition candidates, and both incumbents lost the fight…My message is to come and say thank you.”

adama-barrow-and-nana-addo

“We have a proverb that if you want to visit a farmer and you want to thank him for a remarkable job, you have to visit him at his or her farm and that is why I am here today. The most interesting is the ECOWAS Head of States including yourself and Ghana intervened in The Gambia….,” Mr. Barrow added.

nana-addo-and-adama-barrow

There had been heightened tensions in The Gambia, after long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh, rejected the results of their December 1, 2016 election, weeks after he had conceded defeat to the opposition leader, Adama Barrow.

adama-barrow-and-nana-addo-2

Yahya Jammeh eventually stepped down under pressure from ECOWAS and the AU.

President Nana Addo for his part, expressed joy over Mr. Barrow’s visit, saying “It is a joy for us to see you here with us in Ghana. I will always have you closely associated in my memory because one of the first important decisions I had to take when I became President was about The Gambia. And that was the decision I made to support the ECOWAS military force with Ghanaian troops.”

The President explained that, he decided to support the ECOWAS mission with some 208 soldiers during the post-election impasse because “the process of democratic consolidation in Africa requires that the region’s standards will support the Gambian people.”

By: Marian Ansah & Sammy Wiafe /citifmonline.com/Ghana

 

  • Papaga Seckloawu Bless

    ghanapoliticians.com was right