MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier, Gambian President Adama Barrow wrote on Twitter that Jammeh had agreed to step down.
"Today I decided conscientiously to leave the leadership of this great nation with infinite gratitude," Jammeh said on Saturday, as quoted by the French Le Monde newspaper.
A military intervention backed by the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) was launched late on Thursday, but the operation in the Gambia was later halted with ECOWAS giving Jammeh until Friday to cede power.
"I think it is not necessary that a single drop of blood be poured," Jammeh said in his Saturday address.
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