Efforts to persuade him to leave office have failed.
In conclusion, the South African Government expressed it hope that President Adama Barrow returns to his country to assume the role democratically bestowed on him by the people of The Gambia.
The army is believed to have entered The Gambia in a bid to ensure former president Yahya Jammeh departs from office following his defeat in elections held in December 2016.
The Secretary-General conveyed the readiness of the United Nations system to support President Barrow and his government in their efforts to promote democracy and achieve sustainable development in The Gambia.
The ECOWAS regional force had been waiting on The Gambian border for the go ahead and overnight convoys of Senegalese military vehicles were seen moving into the country to take up positions.
Embattled Gambian out-gone President, Yahaya Jammeh is reportedly, now writing an acceptance speech wherein he would agree to cede power and officially recognize Adama Barrow as his successor.
"I would like to inform you that Yaya Jammeh agreed to relinquish power and leave the country", he said.
The Gambia's army chief Ousman Badjie has said he would not order his men to fight the internationally-backed troops sent to intervene in the country's elections. But the tension and uncertainty of the past week have been replaced with hope and determination, with some Gambians hoping that Jammeh would step down.
Gambia's Jammeh offered last chance for peaceful exit before troops advance
Jammeh had a midday deadline set by the ECOWAS West African regional bloc - but that has come and gone, Eyder adds.
Troops from several West African countries have amassed on Senegal's border with Gambia.
After 11th-hour talks in Banjul, Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel flew on to Dakar where he met with Barrow for talks at which Senegalese President Macky Sall was also present, the private RFM radio station reported.
At least 26,000 Gambians, fearful that violence could erupt, have sought refuge in Senegal.
Against this backdrop, the Council strongly condemned the attempts to usurp the will of the people and undermine the integrity of the electoral process in Gambia, as well as the attempt to prevent a peaceful and orderly transfer of power to President-elect Barrow by declaring a state of emergency.
"A ship of the Nigerian navy is off the coast of Ghana on the way to Gambia, and there are reports that Ghana may also be contributing to the troops' deployment to Gambia, in addition to Senegal", he said.
President Barrow was at pains to try to calm fears about The Gambia as a holiday destination after thousands of British tourists were caught up in the turmoil over the past few days.
State can pass its own law on Jallikattu says Attorney General
Around a lakh of youth gathered to protest in Chennai's Marina beach and also across the state and support for them is swelling. He said the court should take suo motu cognizance of the development and provide relief to the pro-Jallikattu agitators.