The ECOWAS, the Commonwealth and the United Nations call on all the presidential candidates to commit to participate in the December 1, 2016 event, and to take the responsibility
The President of the ECOWAS Commission, Mr. Marcel Alain de Souza, the Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Dr. Josephine Ojiambo, arrived in Accra on November 22, 2016 for signing peaceful elections ceremony.
Present during the event was Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, ceremony sponsored by the National Peace Council, initially scheduled on November 23, 2016.
The objective of the ceremony was to get a firm commitment of the candidates to work for a peaceful and open electoral process.
On arrival, they were notified that the ceremony had to be postponed and to much delight, after they were informed of existing agreement between the Presidential candidates attend a session with the Electoral Commission on implementation of the reforms and the transparency of the electoral processes on December 1, 2016.
The signing of the peace accord on that occasion will be an important public reaffirmation of the candidates’ commitment to peaceful elections on December 7.
The ECOWAS, the Commonwealth and the United Nations call on all the presidential candidates to commit to participate in the December 1, 2016 event, and to take the responsibility to contribute towards nonviolent, transparent and credible elections.