ECOWAS poll observers in Ghana ''to strengthen democratic governance''

Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The 250-member ECOWAS Election Observation Mission for Friday's general elections in Ghana is in the country to lend support and strengthen democratic governance in the region, the ECOWAAS Commissioner of Political Affairs, Peace and Security, Mrs. Salamatu Hussaini Suleiman, said in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, Tuesday.

The Commissioner told journalists, after visiting stakeholders with Mission head Olusegun Obasanjo, that the Region and the world looked forward to peaceful, free, fair, and transparent elections in Ghana.

She said the ECOWAS mission was reassured following the stakeholder visits, which are expected to continue and lead up to balloting on Friday.

In addition, the Commissioner noted that the observers would be the eye and ear of the Commission and the region, to ensure that the electoral processes were successful and that all the actors played by the rule.

The Mission, which comprises representatives of various segments in West Africa, is in Ghana within the context of the region’s instrument for provision of support to Member States holding elections.

ECOWAS Commission President Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo is also expected in the country to provide additional support to the Mission and to express ECOWAS’ solidarity with the Government and people of Ghana during the elections.
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05 december 2012 13:22:57

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