Alhaji Yahya Jammeh, former president of Gambia left Banjul, the capital to begin an indefinite term in exile.
According to the BBC, he boarded a plane to Guinea, and will from there, travel on to exile in Equatorial Guinea, regional group ECOWAS says.
Jammeh was given a full ceremonial honour by the military brass band and a red carpet treatment.
A journalist who witnessed the departure said some of his aides wept openly on the tarmac, while “others outside were seen celebrating”.
President Adama Barrow, who is expected to begin his government of ‘inclusiveness’ and transparency had tweeted Saturday night of Jammeh’s departure.
“I would like to inform you that the 2nd President of the Republic of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh has left Gambia. #Gambia“, Barrow tweeted.