In Solidarity With Nigeria: Ahead of Elections, Former Liberian President, Heads of Observer Mission, Urges Calm

Conteh (4th left), Hon Melvin Snowe (2nd from right), Mr. John Ajumah (right) and Former Liberian Foreign Min. Madam Marjon Kamara (near left)Abuja – The Head of the ECOWAS Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Nigeria Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf as well as heads of other international election observation missions and the United Nations to Nigeria have called for calm among Nigerians in the wake of the postponement of the elections. Others included Former President of Zambia, Rupiah Banda, for the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa Election Observation Mission; Belgian Member of the European Parliament, Maria Arena, European Union Election Observation Mission; Former President of Botswana Festus Mogae, and Former President of Latvia, Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, National Democratic Institute/International Republican Institute Election Observation Mission, and United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas. Two days earlier, the head of the ECOWAS Election Observer Mission, Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf expressed optimism over the successful holding of the polls. According to the release, the former Liberian President made the remarks at a briefing for the observers at the ECOWAS Commission Headquarters in Abuja on Thursday, February 14, 2019.

February 18, 2019 14:42 UTC

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