​The Gambian President Adama Barrow (left) and the country’s Chief Justice, Justice Emmanuel Oluwasegun Fagbenle (right) during the swearing-in of the president in The Gambian Embassy in Senegal …yesterday.

Longtime Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has finally agreed to step down as the president of the West African country, paving way for the internationally recognised president Adama Barrow to take over the reins.

Barrow confirmed the development on Twitter, noting that Jammeh would go on exile. But he did not  state where. 

b:1/twitter-widget-0FollowAdama Barrow‎@adama_barrowI would like to inform you that Yahya Jammeh has agreed to step down. He is scheduled to depart Gambia today.#NewGambia7:17 PM – 20 Jan 20172,8942,894 Retweets1,9011,901 likes