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ECOWAS urges INEC to conduct credible elections in 2015

The ECOWAS Pre-Election Fact Finding Mission has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, not to be complacent about its past achievements but do everything possible to conduct credible elections by 2015.

Former President of Ghana, John Kufour gave the advice in Abujawhen he led the mission’s delegation to INEC.

He said it is commendable that the commission conducted credible elections in 2011 but should not rely on that in performing the responsibility given to it.

He congratulated INEC on its past performance but urged the commission not to dwell on their past Laurent but to look ahead.

Mr. Kufour said the mission was at INEC office for 2015 pre-election assessment as well as to advise the country.

The former Ghanaian President said the mission has visited the Nigeria Police Force to learn from its preparation to ensure security of citizens and their assets so that they could vote in peace.

He said they will also talk with the parties across the board as far as possible to learn about how they are also shaping themselves up for the election and must be reminded to play fair.

The leader of the ECOWAS Pre-Election Fact Finding Mission said after the mission’s meeting with necessary stakeholders, it would write its report to the ECOWAS commission to advise ECOWAS nations through the presidents in the sub region.

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