June 17, 2024
Jonathan Leads Election Monitoring Team To Sierra Leone
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Jonathan Leads Election Monitoring Team To Sierra Leone

The West African Elders Forum (WAEF) 2023 Election Mission to Sierra Leone is in Freetown to encourage and support a peaceful democratic transition ahead of the country’s general election scheduled for this weekend, June 24.

The Chairman of the forum, Former President Goodluck Jonathan, heads the mission.

The team also has former Burkinabe Prime Minister and one-time President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Kadre Ouedraogo and staff from the WAEF secretariat as members.

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In a statement, the Communications Officer of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, Mr Wealth Dickson Ominabo, quoted the head of mission as urging the people of Sierra Leone to approach the election with utmost patriotism by prioritising the nation’s peace and stability, and to refrain from acts capable of undermining the nation’s democracy.

He says the team will have a series of consultative engagements with different political actors and key stakeholders in Sierra Leone, including leadership of the political parties, the candidates, the Election Commission for Sierra Leone (ECSL), security agencies, the diplomatic community, civil society groups and the media.

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