15 November 2012

Ex-President Kuffuor Heads ECOWAS Election Observer Mission to Sierra Leone

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Abuja - Nigeria — A 150-member ECOWAS Observer Mission led by Ghana’s former President John Agyekum Kuffuor will observe Sierra Leone’s general elections set for 17th November 2012. The observers, drawn from various segments of the society in the region, will be in the country for nine days for the Presidential, legislative and local elections.

An ECOWAS assessment team was in the country in September and held discussions with various stakeholders including representatives of political parties, civil society organizations and the national electoral commission, on the preparations for the polls.

The objective of the two missions, which are dispatched under the regional instruments relating to the conduct of elections, is to help entrench a culture of transparent and credible elections that will contribute to the promotion of regional peace and stability.

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