UPDATE:Ex-Gambian president Yahya Jammeh has just arrived at the airport and is currently on the tarmac. He was spotted at the airport dressed in his usual white glowing gown surrounded by his loyal aides. Jammeh who left the presidential palace earlier today -promised to leave Banjul on Saturday with President Alpha Conde of Guinea, to begin a new life in exile. This followed Friday’s final peace move by Conde and Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.
UPDATE: Barrow on his twitter handle, @adama_barrow, said “As Yahya Jammeh officially stepped down from office — I will be returning to my homeland, the Republic of The Gambia. #NewGambia.”
Guinean officials have also confirmed that Jammeh has written a statement relinquishing power, in the presence of Guinean officials.
He earlier requested an extension of the deadline given by ECOWAS, and is said to be preparing to depart the country on exile.
While his destination is not clear, it is most likely he will leave in the company of visiting Presidents of Guinea and Mauritania.