General News of Mon, 26 Feb 201841
Former President Mahama leaves for Sierra Leone
Former President John Dramani Mahama leaves 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.
Sierra Leone will go to the polls on March 7, with sixteen political parties contesting the Presidential Election.
Recognised as a leading voice for the consolidation of democracy and improving electoral activities across the continent, President Mahama, at the invitation of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) of Sierra Leone, will “lead the discussions in a closed-door high-level breakfast meeting between the presidential candidates and their running mates, commissioners of the PPRC, electoral officials, police chief, paramount chiefs and eminent persons.”
According to the PPRC, President Mahama as an exemplary leader who is held in very high regard in Sierra Leone “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, hold talks with President Ernest Bai Koroma and hold separate meetings with the Candidates, the Electoral Commission, Police Chief and Sierra Leone’s Donor Partners.
President Mahama will meanwhile also lead the Commonwealth Observer Group to
the Sierra Leone election.