UPDATE: Bassirou Faye Sworn In As Senegal’s President

UPDATE: Bassirou Faye Sworn In As Senegal’s President

by Victor Ndubuisi

With the oath of office, Bassirou Diomaye Faye became the fifth president of Senegal.

Faye, 44, is elected as Senegal’s youngest president.

According to Anaedoonline.ng, African leaders were there when he succeeded Macky Sall on Tuesday, April 2, in the new town of Diamniadio, which is close to Dakar, the capital.

“Before God and the Senegalese nation, I swear to faithfully fulfil the office of President of the Republic of Senegal,” Faye said before the gathered officials.

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He also vowed to “scrupulously observe the provisions of the Constitution and the laws” and to defend “the integrity of the territory and national independence, and to spare no effort to achieve African unity”.

The presidential palace in Dakar will host the official transfer of power with departing President Macky Sall.


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