Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Togo: ECOWAS proposes presidential poll delay

The Head of State of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, President of the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) visited a few hours Tuesday in Lome through an assessment mission the electoral process.

According to the communiqué issued at the end of this movement, 'the current chairman of ECOWAS took note of the progress of the electoral process and expressed the fervent hope that efforts could be prosecuted for the holding of presidential elections in a peaceful climate and transparent, to allow the people of Togo to continue its economic and social development in a spirit of cohesion and national harmony. '

Mr. Dramani Mahama noted the measures taken by the government to secure the whole process. He also noted the concerns raised by some candidates and which relate in particular to the electoral lists and ballots. He asked the political class to provide every assistance in a republican spirit, for the success of the next presidential election.

After his various interviews with all stakeholders and in order to defuse the atmosphere on the eve of the election campaign the boss of the ECOWAS has proposed postponing ten days of the originally scheduled presidential election April 15, 2015. A decision that is ultimately the Togolese authorities.

The Head of State met with Ghanaian 5 candidates for president and members of the Independent National Electoral Commission.


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