October 30, 2020

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has on Thursday, October 29, 2020
deployed ninety member observers’ team ahead of Cote d’Ivoire’s election on October 31, 2020.

Dr. Remi Ajibewa, Director of Political Affairs of the ECOWAS Commission delivering his goodwill message expressed the determination of the Commission to accompany Cote d’Ivoire through the presidential election in line with the ECOWAS Supplementary Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance 2001.

Gen. Francis Awagbe Behanzin Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security thanked the observers for sacrificing their time to attend such important regional assignment.

He further added that ECOWAS, as part of electoral assistant programme to Member States deployed technical experts and observers to Cote d’Ivoire as President of the Commission Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, approved the deployment of ten long-term election observers and eighty short-term observers to support and monitor the entire election process.

Former President of the Republic of Senegal, Cheikh Hadjibou Soumare in his welcome address noted that ECOWAS would support Cote d’Ivoire to conduct a credible, peaceful and transparent election.

And further charged the observers that with the diversity of their expertise, he had no doubt that they would provide the world with the true situation of the election.

This was contained in a press release by the ECOWAS Commission.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com