Yahya Jammeh bids farewell to Gambia

Yahya Jammeh bids farewell to Gambia

The BBC is reporting that Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh has left the country in the wake of elections that ousted him after 22 years in power.

Yahya Jammeh bids farewell to Gambia

Yahya Jammeh bids farewell to Gambia

According to the news report, Mr Jammeh boarded a plane to Guinea and from there he will travel on to exile in Equatorial Guinea.

Yahya Jammeh was defeated in December’s election by Adama Barrow but went on to challenge the results. Mr Barrow has been in Senegal but says he will return to The Gambia soon.

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In an interview with the BBC, Mr Barrow said he wanted to create a truth and reconciliation committee to investigate allegations of human rights abuses during Mr Jammeh’s time in office.

After 22 years in power, he left bound for Guinea where it’s believed he will stay before going on to another country. Soldiers, supporters and dignitaries were emotional as he left – many of them crying.

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