Saturday, 21 January 2017

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh finally agrees to hand over political power

In a whirlwind of political uncertainty and tension in the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh the ruling president has finally decided to step down for his contender Adama Barrow.
Yahya Jammeh who has served as president for the past 22 years refused to leave office after the elections which saw Mr Barrow as president elect.
For months now,  series of negotiations by the ECOWAS heads of States and the international community to persuade Yahya Jammeh to hand over power proved futile.

In a dawn broadcast on State television he finally announced his decision to step down.

Jammeh initially accepted defeat, but later rejected the election result and declared a national state of emergency in an attempt to cling to power.

The good people of the Gambia are now awaiting the depature of Yahya Jammeh from the country.