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Gambia President-elect Adama Barrow’s Son Dies After Dog Bite!!

Ahead of his January 18 inauguration, president-elect of Gambia, Adama Barrow has lost his eight-year-old son after he was bitten by a dog.

According to BBC, Habibu Barrow was bitten by a dog on Sunday, January 15 and passed away on the way to the hospital at Manjai near Banjul

The young boy has already been buried although his father was not there as he is in Dakar, the capital of Senegal.

According to report, the president-elect has two wives and four children.

Meanwhile, Gambia’s chief of justice, Emmanuel Fagbenle, said he will not rule on an injunction by ruling party, Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC), seeking to stop the inauguration of Barrow.

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Among other things, the APRC had called on Fagbenle to abstain from swearing Barrow on January 19.

But Emmanuel Fagbenle refused to rule on the motion because he is the subject of it, BBC reports.

It is yet unclear what will happen on 19 January.

Recall that Jammeh, who took power following a bloodless coup in 1994, lost the presidential election in December 2016 and is due to step down on 18 January.

But Jammeh is refusing to relinquish power after he was defeated in the country’s presidential election.

A delegation of West African leaders, led by President Muhammadu Buhari, has failed to persuade Jammeh to step down.

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