Yahya Jammeh says he will step down in The Gambia

Mr Jammeh has called for new elections to be hold in GambiaImage copyright
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Mr Jammeh had pronounced there were irregularities in a presidential election

The Gambia’s long-term personality Yahya Jammeh says he will step down, after refusing to accept better in elections.

In an proclamation on state TV, he pronounced it was “not required that a singular dump of blood be shed”.

The matter followed hours of talks between Mr Jammeh and West African mediators. He gave no sum of what understanding competence have been struck.

Mr Jammeh has led a republic for 22 years though was degraded in December’s choosing by Adama Barrow.

Mr Barrow has been in beside Senegal for days and was inaugurated as boss in a Gambian embassy there on Thursday.

Troops from several West African nations, including Senegal, have been deployed in The Gambia, melancholy to expostulate Mr Jammeh out of bureau if he did not determine to go.

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The new president, Adama Barrow, was sworn in in Senegal on Thursday

Mr Jammeh’s preference to quit came after talks with a presidents of Guinea and Mauritania.

“I have motionless now in good demur to relinquish a layer of care of this good republic with gigantic thankfulness to all Gambians,” he said.

“I guarantee before Allah and a whole republic that all a issues we now face will be resolved peacefully.”

Shortly before a TV address, Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz pronounced that a understanding had been struck and that Mr Jammeh would leave a country. He gave no serve details.

Mr Jammeh was given an final to leave bureau or be forced out by UN-backed troops, which lapsed during 16:00 GMT on Friday.

The deadline was set by a Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas), a informal organisation corroborated by a United Nations.

The initial signs of a breakthrough came on Friday when a comparison help to a new boss told a BBC’s Umaru Fofana that Mr Jammeh had concluded to step down.

Mr Jammeh had during initial supposed better in a choosing though afterwards topsy-turvy his position and pronounced he would not step down.

He announced a 90-day state of emergency, blaming irregularities in a electoral process.

The electoral elect supposed that some of the early formula had contained errors though pronounced they would not have influenced Mr Barrow’s win.

Mr Jammeh had vowed to stay in bureau until new elections were held.

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