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Five of the craziest things Barrow said

Here are five of the most absurd, explosive, and outrageous things President Adama Barrow said during interviews with journalists and meetings with his supporters:

Slept less than 3 hours a night for more than one year

During an interview with Paradise TV, Barrow claimed during his struggling days as an illegal immigrant in the United Kingdom, he slept less than 3 hours a night for more than one year - which is five hours less than the recommended daily amount.

According to him, he used to commute 6 hours to his workplace and back.

"Minimum I changed bus 5 times, maximum 9 times to reach my workplace. I worked 15 hours per day, so I had only 3 hours to eat, take shower and sleep and I did this for more than one year," he told journalist Harona Drammeh.

The 500m kaaba tree in Mankamang Kunda

On his childhood days in his home village of Mankamang Kunda, President Barrow recently told his supporters that he used to climb 500-meter long "kaaba" trees to pluck fruits.

But according to the website, www.monumentaltrees.com, the tallest tree in the world is less than 120m and it was discovered in August 2006 in a remote part of Redwood National Park in California.

Graveyard jujus

The whole nation was shocked when President Barrow disclosed that
they buried jujus under the head of dead bodies at a certain graveyard to save his then-party leader, Ousianou Darboe from imprisonment.

In 2016, shortly before the presidential election that ended Jammeh's 22-year-old rule, Darboe was dragged to court for unlawful assembly, riots, riotously interfering with vehicles, holding a procession without a permit, disobeying an order to disperse from an unlawful procession, and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Despite Barrow and his colleagues burying the jujus under dead bodies, their leader was jailed for 3 years. He was released after the elections.

Meeting former President Jammeh

During an interview with Paradise TV, Barrow disclosed he once met ex-President Yahya Jammeh in the State House.

According to him, when he shook hands with the former Gambian leader, he felt something akin to an electric shock in his body.

He was his own lawyer

Before becoming the 3rd president of The Gambia, Barrow was an estate manager. He was in charge of the upkeep and day-to-day running of dozens of properties belonging Gambians in the Diaspora.

Barrow claimed he always represented himself in court - meaning taking responsibility for all the tasks a lawyer would help him with. He also claimed that he won all his cases and the magistrates were always impressed with his performance.

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