Zabira Banner Header

How Tinubu’s Private Plane Flew Jammeh Into Exile

Yahya Jammeh flown to exile in Tinubu's private jet

After much noise and tremble of brewing crisis, was forced to personally relinquish power duly to Adama Barrow.

According to The Nation, the All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart Asiwaju had come to the rescue by authorising his private aircraft to be used to fly Jammeh out of Banjul, following later’s decision to save The Gambia of possible crisis.

Jammeh’s exit paved the way for the return of President to take office after he was sworn in on Thursday in Dakar, Senegal.

ALSO SEE  From Kuje Prisons, Nnamdi Kanu Lashes Out On Buhari Again

Tinubu’s VP-CBT Falcon Jet had been with President Conde, who is a close friend of the leading politician.

It was not until late on Saturday night that Jammeh agreed to go. Sources said Tinubu was contacted to allow the use of his jet to fly Jammeh out of Banjul.

He 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”.

ALSO SEE  Oshiomhole, Tinubu Under Fire For Position On Ahmed Lawan, Femi Gbajabiamila

The plane eventually flew out with Jammeh, his wife, mother and President Conde on board.

Senegal, it was learnt, insisted on knowing those on board before allowing it to overfly its airspace. This wish was granted. Jammeh was flown to Equitorial Guinea where he will be on

Jammeh arrived at the airport amid a large convoy of vehicles and throngs of cheering supporters.

ALSO SEE  #NigeriaDecides: Atiku Floors Buhari At Sanwo-Olu’s Polling Unit

He stood on a small platform to hear ceremonial music performed by a military band and then walked down a long red carpet, surrounded by dignitaries.

He climbed the steps to the plane, turned and kissed and waved a Qur’an at those assembled.

It was an emotional farewell. Many soldiers, supporters and dignitaries were crying. Others in The Gambia were glad to see the end of a 22-year dictatorship which had little respect for human rights and freedom of speech.

Join our Telegram Group

Follow talkGlitz on Instagram TalkGlitz on Twitter
Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy