SKC Ogbonnia, All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari, Bola Tinubu
National leader of the All Progressive Congress Bola Tinubu

Disgraced former president of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh left the country aboard a private jet owned by All Progressives Congress, APC, national leader, Bola Tinubu.

According to The Nation, a newspaper where Tinubu has significant interest,  the southwestern political bigwig authorized that his private aircraft be used to fly Jammeh out of Banjul.

After refusing to vacate office for several days, Jammeh yielded to last-minute pressure from Guinean President Alpha Conde and his Mauritanian counterpart, Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz and stepped down as president.

After agreeing to leave, Jammeh was confronted with the challenge of how to leave the country.

Yahya Jammeh Leaves Gambia The Trent
Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh arrives at the airport before flying into exile from Gambia, January 21, 2017. | Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters

The leaders reached out to Tinubu over his VP-CBT Falcon Jet.

Tinubu reportedly gave a condition: it should only be used “if it will facilitate the quick exit of Jammeh and lead to the restoration of peace and democracy in The Gambia”.

Jammeh flew out with his wife, mother and President Conde.

The report added that Senegal insisted on knowing those on board, before allowing the plane over its airspace.

Jammeh has since arrived in Equatorial Guinea, where he will be on exile, after ruling The Gambia for 22 years.

His challenger, Adama Barrow has since been sworn in as his successor.


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