The sub-regional organization is to deploy election observation mission of about 136 persons, comprising 16 long term and 120 short-term observers, led by the former Prime Minister of Guinea Kabine Komara.

According to a release, the mission is entitled to ensure the proper conduct of the electoral process which is a background for a free, transparent and credible election.

The observation will cover the 12 departments of the country so as to enable ECOWAS to monitor pre-electoral, electoral and post-electoral operations and to comment on it.

Short term observers will come from ECOWAS member States, except Benin, from ECOWAS’ Court of Justice, Council of elders and Parliament, as well as from ministers of foreign affairs, election management bodies, civil societies and Medias.

The release further said that, long-term observers are professional of security, gender, electoral operations, constitutional law and communication.

The same source said that the chief-mission will make a preliminary statement on March 7 in Cotonou, the following day of polling.

Kabine Komara will disclose the mission’s opinion on the conduct of the electoral process and its potential recommendations to stakeholders. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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