FORMER GHANAIAN PRESIDENT MAHAMA IN SIERRA LEONE TO HELP FACILITATE PEACEFUL POLLS, AFTERMATH

ACCRA– Former Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama left Accra Monday for Freetown, Sierra Leone, where he will be leading a number of meetings aimed at ensuring a peaceful election and its aftermath in that West African country.

Sierra Leone goes to the polls on March 07 with candidates from 16 political parties contesting the presidential election.

A statement issued by Mahama’s office said Mahama, who is “recognized as a leading voice for the consolidation of democracy and improving electoral activities across the continent” was travelling to Sierra Leone at the invitation of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) of that country.

He would be leading the discussions in a closed-door high-level breakfast meeting involving the presidential candidates and their running mates, commissioners of the PPRC, electoral Officials, the police, paramount chiefs and other eminent persons of Sierra Leone.

According to the PPRC, ‘President Mahama as an exemplary leader, who is held in very high regard in Sierra Leone, will explore with the aspirants, their aspirations, challenges and fears ahead of the election as well as encourage them to subscribe to the Peace Pledge,’ the statement added.

As part of his activities, the statement said, Mahama will also preside over the signing of a Peace Pledge by the presidential candidates on Wednesday, hold talks with current President Ernest Bai Koroma and hold separate meetings with the candidates, the Electoral Commission, Police Chief and representatives of Sierra Leone’s donor partners.

Mahama will also lead the Commonwealth Observer Group to the Sierra Leone elections.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

   

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