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General News of Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Source: j. fred arment, contributor

International Cities of Peace congratulates the people of Togo


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The International Cities of Peace wish to congratulate the people of Togo on the conduct of  PEACEFUL elections held over the weekend.

We are encouraged by the display of maturity and candour by the political parties and the entirety of the Togolese people and the leadership of the country for deepening the principles of democracy and human rights.  

We urge the people of Togo to take steps to further  deepen democracy ,good governance and strengthens institutions in order to sustain and develop the peace they currently enjoy.

We urge political  parties, citizens and other stakeholders that may have some level of  disagreements and concerns with the process to apply  PEACEFUL and DEMOCRATIC means in resolving it . 

We therefore congratulate President Faure Gnasingbe for the landslide victory and all the parties that were involved in this democratic process and call on all  the Regional bodies such as the AU and the ECOWAS  to further assist in ensuring on peace , post elections healing process and national cohesion.

We also urge the citizens especially, the opposition parties to stay calm and not to apply violent means in resolving their grievances in this moment of their democratic discourse.

Togo is on the right path of democracy and must be encouraged.

Congratulations again.

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Signed

J. Fred Arment

Executive Director

International Cities of Peace

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