Yahya Jammeh Finally Out And Is Going On Exile Today

After 22 years in power, Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh will now leave Banjul today (Saturday) with President Alpha Conde of Guinea, to begin a new life in exile.

This all-important decision followed Friday’s final peace move.

Two West African leaders travelled to Banjul to persuade the long ruling Jammeh to leave office peacefully before West African forces pounced on him.

In a statement issued on state TV on Friday night, Jammeh announced he was stepping down.

All indications are that Jammeh will be going into exile in Guinea.

A senior adviser to new President Adama Barrow said talks to finalise the exile deal were holding up his exit.

“I can assure you that he has agreed to leave,” Mai Ahmad Fatty, Barrow’s special advisor, said in Senegal’s capital Dakar. 

President of The Gambia, Adama Barrow had earlier confirmed Yahya Jammeh’s stepping down.

Barrow, on his twitter handle on Friday, said: “I would like to inform you that Yahya Jammeh has agreed to step down. “He is scheduled to depart Gambia today. #NewGambia.”

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