Gambia’s Vice President, Isatou Njie Saidy, has abandoned President Yahya Jammeh as tension rises in the country.
The Nigerian military force had already deployed troops, fighter jets and other military equipments to Dakar, Senegal ahead of the invasion of Gambia.
Saidy who had been the vice president of the country since 1997 reportedly fled the country today.
Earlier today, we reported that President Yahya Jammeh’s lawyer, and Gambia’s Chief of Defence had abandoned him, noting that he will not resist the ECOWAS force if they invade Gambia to forcefully remove Jammeh. It is now very clear that he is alone.
“We are not going to involve ourselves militarily. This is a political dispute,” Chief of Defence Staff Ousman Badjie said
“I am not going to involve my soldiers in a stupid fight. I love my men,” he added
The United Nations Security Council would vote later today on endorsing a West African military intervention to forcefully remove Jammeh from power.
Also, the Gambian Navy led by Rear Admiral Sarjo Fofana, have also abandoned Jammeh while pledging to pass allegiance to Adama Barrow after swearing-in
The Gambian Navy Led by Rear Admiral Sarjo Fofana, have abandoned Jammeh. allegiance will be passed to Adama Barrow after swearing-in
— Edward (@DonKlericuzio) January 19, 2017