West African leaders have given Yahya Jammeh a final opportunity to relinquish power after Senegalese troops entered the Gambia.
 
Mister Jammeh has been given until noon to leave office or be forced out by un-backed regional forces.
 
Troops have been told to halt their advance until the deadline passes.
 
Chairman of the ECOWAS commission, Marcel Alain De Souza, said that if the meeting with Mister Conde proved unsuccessful, militarily action would follow.

Meanwhile the senate has criticised the Federal Government for deploying troops in Gambia without seeking legislative approval.
 
The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu said consent of both houses of the National Assembly must be obtained before the president commits the armed forces to any operation outside the country.
 
The point of order was noted by the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki.