The former president of The Gambia, has finally surrendered to the new President Adama Barrow after a stretch period of tension in the country.
The new development in the story comes after another round of mediation between Jammeh and some African leaders.
Yahya Jammeh shocked the world after he earlier announced that he would not leave the position of presidency in spite of the fact that he lost the presidential election to Adama Barrow.
The current president of the country was sworn in exile at a Gambian embassy in neighbouring country, Senegal.
Military troops from the Economic Community Of West African State had stationed in Senegal awaiting order to force Jammeh out of office but reports indicate he has decided to leave today, Friday, January 20 and is already preparing a statement.
In the early hours of 20th January, 2016, Gambia’s longtime leader Yahya Jammeh had asked the West African bloc ECOWAS for an extension of a midday deadline for him to leave power until 4 p.m. local time (1600 GMT), government sources said on Friday.
Guinea’s President Alpha Conde and Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz arrived in the Gambian capital Banjul on Friday for last-ditch talks with Jammeh, witnesses said. It was not clear whether Jammeh intended to step down.
Adama Barrow had asked for help from the international community to “kick out” the ex-president. He tweeted about Yahya Jammeh’s surrender;