The embattled former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has finally accepted to vacate his office to his successor Adama Barrow, who was sworn in on Thursday, January 19, 2017, deadline at the country’s embassy in Dakar, Senegal.
Jammeh surrendered and decided to leave Gambia few hours ago on Friday, following another round of mediation between him and some African leaders
The former President who lost the December 1, 2016 elections had initially insisted that he will not leave the position of presidency in spite of the fact that he lost to Barrow.
He stayed on to power beyond the had over deadline despite the amassing of mlitary troops from the Economic Community Of West African State (ECOWAS) in Senegal awaiting order to force him out of office.
Howevet, reports indicate he has decided to leave Conakry, Guinea today, Friday, January 20 and is already preparing a statement.
A Guinean officials, confirmed thay Jammeh is expected to move to Conakry after leaving Gambia.