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Senegal, Liberia and Sierra Leone present country report on day five

Three countries; Senegal, Liberia and Sierra Leone on Monday presented their country reports at  the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament, First Ordinary Session this year at Abuja Nigeria.

First to present was Senegal that reported to the House that on the 24 of February this year the country held its eleventh Presidential election with five candidates vying for the position of President. 

President Macky Sall was re-elected for a five year term with 58.26 percent in a first round election that recorded a high voter turn-out of 66 percent nearly 15 percent more than what was held in 2012.

As part of enhancing the powers of the National Assembly, 28 May of each year is celebrated as National Day of dialogue to bring together the nations dynamic forces and rub minds on the major issues facing the country. 

Senegal has adopted pre-emptive strategies to tackle the new multiform and multidimensional threats to public security and to strengthen the capacity to intervene and manage crises. 

Leader of the Liberian delegation, Edwin Melvin Snowe Junior reported that recent political development have the propensity to further shatter the countries already fragile peace if steps are not taken to arrest the situation.

A case in point is a planned demonstration slated for June 7 this year by a group named and styled “Council of Patriots” and the theme “Save the State”, as four major opposition political parties name Collaborating Political Party (CPP) have endorsed the protest.  

Whiles President George M. Weah has suspended the Deputy information Minister , the legislature is yet to take actions on the two members of the legislature.
Deputy leader of the delegation, Sidi M. Tunis who presented the report for Sierra Leone reported to the House that, the political situation continues to improve after the 2018.

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