Gambia’s President-elect have confirmed that he was alive, contrary to media reports.

Earlier, reports from the country have claimed that he was dead, shot by unknown assailants but a tweet from his official twitter account have cleared the doubts.

“We would like to inform you that the President-elect is alive and well. #Gambia”, it read.

His rumoured death is coming few days after he referred to the country’s constitution that a court action taken by supposed outgoing President Yahya Jammeh cannot prevent the winner of the poll from assuming office as mandated by the constitution.

“It should be crystal clear that filing an election petition is the private matter of a loser in an election. It does not prevent mandatory constitutional processes from taking place.

“ECOWAS, the African Union and the United Nations could only intervene if the two presidents fail to do, with impeccable thoroughness, what the constitution of the republic demands,”

Barrow, who vowed to take office on January 19 despite the refusal of Jammeh to give up power, had stated.