According to President Adama Barrow, the vice president of the Gambia, Badara Alieu Joof, passed away on Tuesday in India due to sickness.
Badara Alieu Joof passed away “after a short illness,” according to Barrow’s Twitter post.
In 2022, the 65 year old Joof, was chosen to serve as the nation’s vice president. He had been the minister of education before.
About three weeks ago, the vice president traveled outside of the Gambia for medical care.
Mr Barrow picked him as vice president after being re-elected in December 2021 for a second term.
In June, Mr Joof expressed dissatisfaction about the conduct of public affairs, saying Gambians had great expectations and “business as usual” would not lead to decisive change, our reporter adds.