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ECOWAS to observe Liberia senatorial election

Lucia Dohr/Benjamin S. Taingay
President-of-the-ECOWAS-Commission, Amb. Victor Gbeho(L) and  Chairman of Nigeria NEC and Head of ECOWAS Observer Mission, Prof. Attahiru Jega
President-of-the-ECOWAS-Commission, Amb. Victor Gbeho(L) and Chairman of Nigeria NEC and Head of ECOWAS Observer Mission, Prof. Attahiru Jega

(elbcradio.com/Liberia/Dec. 16, 2014)-The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has consented sending a team to Liberia to observe the December 20 mid-term senatorial elections.

The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Kadre Desire Ouedraogo, made the disclosure Monday, December 15, 2014 in Abuja, Nigeria, during discussions between him and Liberia's Foreign Minister, Augustine Ngafuan.

Minister Ngafuan then gave the ECOWAS President an up-date on the electoral process in the country, during discussions on the margins of the 46th Ordinary Session of ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government.

A Foreign Ministry release says Minister Ngafuan and Madam Ouedraogo also talked about the lifting of the Supreme Court's injunction on the electoral process.

They believe that the lifting of the injunction will pave the way for the conduct of the Saturday, December 20, 2014 Special Senatorial Election in Liberia.

The decision to dispatch the ECOWAS election observer team to the country is in response to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's request to Madam Ouedraogo for the sub-regional body to send observers to the election.

President Johnson-Sirleaf said: “Sending the ECOWAS election observer team will enhance the credibility and transparency of the process.”

The ECOWAS Team is expected to arrive in Liberia during the week in preparation for Saturday’s elections.
 

 


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