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Headlines | Feb 26, 2018

Sierra Leone Votes: Mahama Leads High-level Meeting In Freetown

Sierra Leone Votes: Mahama Leads High-level Meeting In Freetown

Former President John Dramani Mahama has left Accra today for Freetown, Sierra Leone, where he will be leading a number of meetings aimed at ensuring a peaceful election and its aftermath in the West African Country.

A statement signed by Joyce Bawah Mogtari, Special Aide to Mr Mahama said, the former President will also lead the Commonwealth Observer Group to the Sierra Leone election.

“[Mahama] will lead the discussions in a closed-door high-level breakfast meeting between the Presidential Candidates and their Running Mates, Commissioners of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) of Sierra Leone, Electoral Officials, Police Chief, Paramount Chiefs and Eminent Persons.”

The meeting, the statement said is at the invitation of the PPRC which will go to the polls on March 07, with sixteen political parties contesting the Presidential Election.

The former Ghanaian leader since his exit from Office has been recognised as a leading voice for the consolidation of democracy and improving electoral activities across the continent.

PPRC said ex-president Mahama, an exemplary leader, “will explore with the aspirants, their aspirations, challenges and fears ahead of the election as well as encourage them to subscribe to the Peace Pledge.”

As part of his activities, the former President of Ghana will also preside over the signing of a Peace Pledge by the Presidential Candidates on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

He will also hold talks with President Ernest Bai Koroma and meet with the Candidates, the Electoral Commission, Police Chief and Sierra Leone’s Donor Partners.