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Joint Pre-election Fact-finding Mission Arrives in Liberia

by Varflay Kamara

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-A Joint Pre-election Fact-finding Mission from ECOWAS and the African Union (AU) has arrived in Liberia.

The Mission is in the country to assess the state of preparedness for the October 10 Presidential and Legislative Elections.

According to a release issued recently, the delegation is being co-led by Prof. Attahiru Jega, former Chairman of the Independent Nigerian Electoral Commission for ECOWAS, and Ambassador Calixte Mbari, Head of Democracy, Elections and Constitutionalism of the AU Commission.

Other members of the delegation include Ambassador Haja Alari Cole, a Member of the ECOWAS Council of the Wise, Ms. Jean Mensa, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Mr. Elyse Oueddraogo, Chairman of the Independent National Commission of Burkina Faso, Muhammad Sulaiman Isa, Deputy Ambassador of Nigeria to ECOWAS, Dr.Cyriaque Agnekethom, ECOWAS Director of Peacekeeping and Regional Security, as well as a joint-technical team from the ECOWAS and AU Commissions.

The Mission is expected to hold working sessions with various stakeholders in elections, including the Liberian Government, National Elections Commission, Judiciary, Legislature, Political Parties, Civil Society Organizations, Security Agencies, and International Development Partners.

At the end of its engagements, the Joint Pre-election Fact-finding Mission is expected to submit a comprehensive report that will inform the support of EC OWAS and the African Union to the 2023 electoral process in Liberia.

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