Yahya Jammeh departs Gambia for Guinea

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There was jubilation in Banjul, the capital city of The Gambia on Saturday, after the embattled ex-President of the country, Yahya Jammeh, made a broadcast on the state-owned Gambian Radio and Television Service that he had relinquished power.

Reacting to the development on Saturday, the newly sworn-in President of The Gambia, Adama Barrow, disclosed on his official Twitter handle that he would return to his country.

Barrow, who had been in Senegal, was also quoted to have said that he would return to the country once a security sweep had been completed.

In his national broadcast, Jammeh said he decided to step down in the interest of the citizens of Gambia and to let peace reign.

Barrow later revealed that Jammeh had departed the country and was headed for Guinea.

You may view the broadcast below.

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