Former president of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh on Saturday, flew out of the country after making his intention to step down known.

Jammeh’s exit ends his 22-year reign in the Gambia and will seek asylum in Equatorial Guinea after initially refusing to relinquish power following his defeat since December 1, 2016.

The former leader was seen taking off in an unmarked plane heading Malabo, capital of Equatorial Guinea according to an AFP journalist that witnessed the event.

Jammeh decked in in his usual white flowing robes, kissed the Quran before waving goodbye to the crowd. Guinea’s President Alpha Conde who negotiated an exit plan for Jammeh accompanied him.

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