Ex-Prez Mahama heads West African Elders Forum to monitor Nigeria polls

Ex-President John Dramani Mahama is heading the West African Elders Forum (WAEF) in Nigeria as the country goes to the polls today Saturday, February 25 as the country chooses a new leader.


Mr. Mahama interacting with media personnel said the West African leaders are in the country to ensure that there is a peaceful outcome to the polls.

He mentioned that the leaders are by far impressed with the commitment of all running candidates to ensure a seamless election free of violence.

“This year’s election is attracting this level of interest because Nigeria’s success and progress in this regard will go a long way in stabilizing democracy, promoting good governance, and maintaining peace in the sub-region,” the former Ghanaian President told journalists on Friday, February 24.

“We are pleased with the level of preparedness by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the security forces policing the elections and other stakeholders involved in the elections, towards conducting a free and fair exercise.”


Before the polls today, a three-man delegation made up of the former President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Vai Koroma, former Vice President of the Gambia Fatoumata Tambajang, and former President of the ECOWAS Commission, and former Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the UNOWAS Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambaswas was assigned to undertake a pre-election mediation mission, Mahama said

The delegation met with President Muhammadu Buhari, INEC Chair Prof Mahmood Yakubu, the National Security Adviser, presidential candidates, political parties, civil society leaders, the President of the ECOWAS Commission, development partners, and other stakeholders.


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