Jammeh goes into exile in Equatorial Guinea

Monday, January 23, 2017

Former president Yahya Jammeh Saturday evening left the country for Equatorial Guinea, with a stop over in Guinea, after he stepped down following his meeting with the Mauritanian and Guinean presidents.

Some of his supporters were at Banjul International Airport to bid him farewell, before he boarded the flight to exile in Equatorial Guinea.

As Jammeh boarded the plane, there was a lot of wailing as well as clapping among his supporters who stood by him through thick and thin.

“We are going to miss you daddy and you are leaving us behind. May God be with you throughout. You will never be forgotten, because of what you have done in this country. We love you, and we will continue to love you forever,” said a supporter at the airport.

According to the UNHCR, 45,000 Gambians had fled to neighbouring countries because of the political standoff, since December 10.

Author: Kaddijatou Jawo
Source: Picture: Jammeh waving to the crowd