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At Last! Gambia's Ex-president Yahya Jammeh Steps Down

After a short lived battle to hold on to power, Gambia’s ex president Yahya Jammeh has stepped down from office.

The ex-ruler who has been in power for about twenty two years made this decision in a nationwide broadcast last night.

In his statement, Yahya said “I have decided today in good conscience to relinquish the mantle of leadership of this great nation with infinite gratitude to all Gambians. I promise before Allah and the entire nation that all the issues we currently face will be resolved peacefully. It is not necessary that a single drop of blood be shed”.

This much anticipated came almost two months after there was an international outcry calling for him to step down following his lose to his successor in the December 1st Presidential poll.
Yahya had previously conceded defeat to Barrow but later changed his decision, accusing the electoral commission of fraud.

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On Tuesday, the former Gambian president who had been in power for 22 years, announced a state of emergency on the country for a period of three months.

Adama Barrow was sworn in as the president of Gambia in the Gambian embassy in Senegal on the 19th of January, 2017.At Last! Gambia's Ex-president Yahya Jammeh Steps Down

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25 COMMENTS
  1. Sit tight syndrome is one of the problems of African leaders, they feel its their inheritance. Imagine a president spending 23 years in power and was still reluctant to hand over power when he lost election. Had it been he handed over power, he would have been respected like His Excellency Goodluck Jonathan, but now he has been disgraced out of office, what a shame.

  2. Good to know… Nomatter the battle for power, when d right tym comes 4 d person in power to step down, he wont be able to say no!

  3. The Gambians are already tired of his rulership… I’m sure they are happy he has stepped down…

  4. It’s not easy to be like Goodluck Jonathan.. But Jammeh, you no try.. I thought you were gonna die for that seat.. You just comot like that, you should have completed your stubborness by not steppin down.. You no try joor, I been expect action film!

  5. As you step down don’t in your life think of any mischief or else you will end up like Laurent or Charles Taylor. Behave and be an Elder statesman to your country May Allah help you.

  6. From the way he is looking,hope is not making a THREAT like “I’ll make Gambia ungovernable under him”.?…

  7. Make him no step down na???? Dem go force am go down 1 person can not be a threat to the nation,,,,,,

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