By Philips Sunday
Gambia, (AN24) – Defeated leader of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh has finally agreed to step down a day after President-elect, Adama Barrow was sworn in as the President of the tiny West African country.
Mr. Jammeh who dissolved his cabinet on Thursday after Barrow’s inauguration, has also agreed to depart the tiny West African country.
Jammeh’s decision to stand down from the number one position in the country was announced on micro blogging site, Twitter on Friday by the new President of The Gambia, Adama Barrow.
“I would like to inform you that Yahya Jammeh has agreed to step down. He is scheduled to depart Gambia today. #NewGambia“, Barrow tweeted.
Meanwhile, Mr. Barrow was sworn in on Thursday, days after seeking shelter in Dakar with incumbent Yahya Jammeh still refusing to step down after losing the December 2016 Presidential election.
The new President of The Gambia took the oath of office in the country’s embassy in Senegal on Thursday, January 19.
As at the time of filing this report, Yahya Jammeh was yet to make a statement as regards Barrow’s announcement.