Barely three months to the scheduled October polls, The Economic Community of West African States, (ECOWAS) is pleading for credible, transparent elections and has urged the country’s political actors to respect the rules governing the electoral process.
The Special Representative of the President of ECOWAS in Liberia, Ambassador Tunde Ajisomo backed National Elections Commission to fully implement the laws, but encouraged the commission to create a level playing field for the candidates.
Ambassador Tunde Ajisomo made the remarks during the program marking the formal launch of the EU-funded Emergency Response Mechanism (Africa Peace Facility Project) Titled: Emergency Support to preventive Diplomacy and related actions to ensure a free, and Peaceful elections in Liberia Tuesday in Monrovia.
The launch of the peace project brought together several Diplomats from the European Union, African Union UNMIL and several government officials.
“The idea behind this is that we are been following Liberia’s political history and we are much aware that the coming elections are very much critical. This is critical in the sense that for first time over 17 years Liberians are looking forward to witnessing a peaceful democratic transition, a one that will see a democratically elected President to another,” he said.
Writes Alex Yomah