Election Observers Describe Liberia’s Presidential Run Off Election as Peaceful


THE former President John Mahama-led ECOWAS Observation Mission has described Liberia’s December 26, presidential run-off vote as peaceful and satisfactory with the process up to the counting of votes transparent and credible.

Reading the Mission’s four-page Preliminary Declaration in Monrovia on Wednesday 27th December, the Ghanaian statesman called for calm and patience for the results.

He urged the National Elections Commission NEC Liberia to expedite action on the release of the poll results to avoid unnecessary anxiety within the polity.

He also called on the two candidates Senator George Weah and out-going Vice President Joseph Boakai to gracefully accept the will of the people. They should refrain from prematurely declaring results and if aggrieved to resort exclusively to legal means to seek redress.

The Mission congratulated NEC for measures undertaken to improve the electoral process and commended Liberians for their patience, determination and peaceful conduct. NEC was expected to start releasing the poll results from Wednesday, with the final tally expected within the next 72 hours.

Among dignitaries at the well-attended conference were the Special Rep of the UN Secretary General in Liberia, Farid Sharif, ECOWAS Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace & Security, Halima Ahmed and ECOWAS Spec Rep to Liberia, Ambassador Babatunde Ajisomo.

– Dec 27, 2017 @ 9: 23 GMT /

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