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General News of Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Source: gbcghana.com

Mahama leads Commonwealth Group to monitor Sierra Leone polls

Former Ghanaian President, John Dramani Mahama leaves Accra today for Sierra Leone, to lead the Commonwealth Observer Mission and a number of meetings aimed at ensuring a peaceful election and its aftermath in the West African Country.

This was contained in a statement signed by Mahama’s Special Aide, Joyce Bawah Mogtari.

Former President Mahama, at the invitation of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) of Sierra Leone, will “lead the discussions in a closed-door high-level breakfast meeting between the Presidential Candidates and their Running Mates, Commissioners of the PPRC, Electoral Officials, Police Chief, Paramount Chiefs and Eminent Persons,” the statement said.

According to the PPRC, former President Mahama as an exemplary leader who is held in very high regard in Sierra Leone “will explore with the aspirants, their aspirations, challenges and fears ahead of the election as well as encourage them to subscribe to the Peace Pledge,” the statement added.

Sierra Leone will go to the polls on March 07, with sixteen political parties contesting the Presidential Election.

As part of his activities, the former President of Ghana will also preside over the signing of a Peace Pledge by the Presidential Candidates on Wednesday February 28, hold talks with President Ernest Bai Koroma and hold separate meetings with the Candidates, the Electoral Commission, Police Chief and Sierra Leone’s Donor Partners.

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