By Concise News correspondents
National leader of the APC, Sen Bola Ahmed Tinubu, allowed disgraced Gambian ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh use his private jet in the interest of peace, ConciseNews gathered.
The shocking discovery that the disgraced Gambian leader was flown out of Banjul, Gambia, in The Nigeria politician’s plane had gotten tongues wagging, with many Nigerians questioning the rational behind such questionable magnanimity.
However, a report in TheNation newspaper, a national publication owned by Tinubu, on Monday, quoted sources close to the Nigerian politician as explaining why the APC Stalwart allowed Jammeh use his VP-CBT Falcon Jet for his journey into exile in Malabo, Guinea Bissau.
The report stated that after agreeing to leave and save The Gambia from a major crisis late Saturday night, Jammeh was confronted with a big challenge – how to fly out of Banjul, Gambia.
Guinean President Alpha Conde and his Mauritanian counterpart Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz who succeeded in persuading Jammeh to step down after long hours of talks behind doors on Saturday, were reported to have contacted the Nigerian politician Tinubu to allow Jammeh use his jet to fly out of Gambia.
The jet was reported to have been in the possession of the Guinean president, Alpha Conde, as at the time he sought Tinubu’s permission. Tinubu and Conde are reportedly close friends.
Tinubu agreed to Conde’s request, but however, gave a condition that must be met before his private jet can be used to evacuate Jammeh out of Gambia. The APC leader was reported to have agreed to Conde’s request only “if it will facilitate the quick exit of Jammeh and lead to the restoration of peace and democracy in The Gambia,” according to the report.