Jammeh steps down as Gambian president, says Barrow

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos
President of The Gambia, Adama Barrow has confirmed that defeated rival Yahya Jammeh has stepped down from power.
In a series of tweets, Barrow, on his twitter handle on Friday, @adama_barrow said: “I would like to inform you that Yahya Jammeh has agreed to step down. He is scheduled to depart Gambia today. #NewGambia.”
Barrow on Thursday took the oath of office as Gambia’s new president.
He was sworn-in about 5p.m. Senegalese time at the Gambian High Commission in Dakar, Senegal.
Barrow succeeded Yahya Jammeh, who lost in the December 1 presidential election and refused to vacate office when his term expired midnight on Thursday.

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