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Bassirou Diomaye Faye Resumes Office as Senegal’s Youngest President

Bassirou Diomaye Faye

By Adedapo Adesanya Mr Bassirou Diomaye Faye was sworn in Tuesday as Senegal’s youngest President after sweeping a first-round victory in an election conducted last month in the West African country. The 44-year-old had never held an elected office before his swearing-in ceremony today but was elected 10 days after he was released from prison. “Before God and the Senegalese nation, I swear to faithfully fulfil the office of President of the Republic of Senegal,” Mr Faye said at the ceremony attended by dignitaries, including Nigerian President, Mr Bola Tinubu, at the new town of Diamniadio near Dakar, the country’s