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W/A Elders Forum Embarks On Election Mediation Mission To Liberia

A delegation of the West Africa Elders Forum, an initiative of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, is due to arrive in Monrovia on Tuesday, July 11, 2023.

Former Nigerian President Jonathan will lead the delegation of some former heads of states to advance the objective of the forum to promote democracy, peace and security in the West African sub region.

The forum had made similar election mediation efforts in other countries including Senegal, Gambia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone being the most recent example.  

During the visit, the delegation will hold preliminary fact-finding and mediation meetings with key stakeholders in and out of government ahead of the October, 2023 general and Presidential elections in Liberia.

The delegation also include Burkina Faso’s former Prime Minister and ECOWAS Commission former President Kadrie Desire Ouedraogo.

On Tuesday, the delegation headed by Dr. Jonathan will meet with President George Manneh Weah and the West Africa Elders Forum will then meet with the leadership of the Legislature and also with the Judiciary.

On Wednesday July 12, the West Africa Elders Forum will meet with commissioners of the National Elections Commission (NEC).

The delegation with meet with the chairpersons and secretary generals of registered political parties and as well hold discussions with the joint security and a cross-section of the civil society including the Elections Coordinating Committee, Liberia Elections Observer Network, Angie Brooks International Center, Coalition of Political Parties Women in Liberia, Press Union of Liberia and the Federation of Liberian Youth.

The West Africa Elders Forum will also discuss with the standard bearers of the Unity Party, Amb. Joseph Nyuma Boakai and the Collaborating Political Parties, Alexander Cummings in separate meetings.

The delegation will also meet with members of the diplomatic corps and the Forum’s delegation will climax its visit with an engagement with a selected section of the Liberian media.

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