Adama Barrow confirms female vice, Fatoumata Tambajang as deputy leader of Gambia

Adama Barrow confirms female vice, Fatoumata Tambajang as deputy leader of Gambia

Adama Barrow, president of the Gambia has stuck to his promise and appointed senior politician Fatoumata Tambajang as vice president.

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Adama Barrow confirms female vice, Fatoumata Tambajang as deputy leader pf Gambia

Adama Barrow confirms female vice, Fatoumata Tambajang as deputy leader pf Gambia

President Adama Barrow had earlier hinted that the Vice President of his impending cabinet is going to be a woman in an interview with TFM television on Sunday.

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The presidential spokesperson, Halifa Sallah, revealed to local media that Tambajang's appointment will be followed by the unveiling of the rest of Barrow's cabinet later on Tuesday.

Adama Barrow confirms female vice, Fatoumata Tambajang as deputy leader pf Gambia

Adama Barrow confirms female vice, Fatoumata Tambajang as deputy leader pf Gambia

The new VP of the Gambia is a former minister of the country and United Nations Development Programme staffer.

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Fatoumata Tambajang was also the architect of an opposition coalition that helped Barrow defeat longtime ruler and dictator Yahya Jammeh in a December 1 presidential election.

She made headlines last month when she told The Guardian newspaper that Jammeh, who came to power in a 1994 coup, would be prosecuted for alleged crimes committed by his regime.

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Many people suspect that it was her comments that forced Jammeh, who had initially conceded defeat, to announce he no longer recognised the result, triggering a protracted political crisis which ended when he flew into exile late on Saturday.

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