ECOWAS Official Says 2017 Polls Crucial For Post-Conflict Liberia

indexThe Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Special Representative to Liberia, Babatunde Ajisomo, says the 2017 Presidential and General Election is “very crucial” to the post-conflict rebuilding efforts of Liberia.

He said the election represents the first time in decades that there will be transition from one democratically-elected government to another in Liberia.

Ambassador Ajisomo’s statement was read by Lola Osunlalu, Special Assistant to the ECOWAS Ambassador, on Wednesday at the opening of a two-day Inter-agency Consultative Forum on Election Security held in Monrovia.

According to Ajisomo, there is need for the establishment of a national security strategic body to coordinate all electoral activities with the inclusion of all stakeholders, including NEC, political parties, civil society and youth groups.

He thanked the National Elections Commission and partners for organizing such forum ahead of the 2017 Presidential and General Elections.
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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.