Barrow says he ‘will not rule up to 20 years’

Barrow says he 'will not rule up to 20 years'

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By Lamin Cham

President Adama Barrow has said he will not rule The Gambia for up to twenty years. Speaking in an exclusive with The Standard, President Barrow said: “I can tell you one thing, I will not stay in power longer than Jammeh did. In fact, I will not stay up to 20 years. I can assure every Gambian that I will not be in power for 20 years. No, I don’t want to be in power for 20 years.”

President Barrow was responding to a question by The Standard how long he intended to rule The Gambia.

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A non-committal President Barrow stated: “Definitely, I cannot give a definite answer to that. Today, right now, my focus is these five years coming. And my immediate focus is my swearing-in and from there I will immediately start work for the next national development plan. That is my focus. But whether I will contest in 2026, I cannot give a definite answer as at now.”