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Former president of Sierra Leone to lead AU observer mission

Former president of Sierra Leone to lead AU observer mission

Staff Reporter

SIERRA Leone’s former President, Ernest Koroma, will lead the African Union Elections Observation Mission (AUEOM) for Namibia’s Presidential and National Assembly Elections set to take place on 27 November.

 

When extending the invitation the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, said that the decision for President Korroma to lead the mission was based on his vast experience and commitment to promoting democracy and peace on the continent.

Pictured: Sierra Leone’s former President, Ernest Koroma. Photo: Contributed

This AUEO to Namibia will comprise of 40 observers whose objectives are to provide accurate and impartial reporting or assessment of the quality of the Namibian elections including the degree to which the conduct of the elections meets regional, continental and international standards for democratic elections, offer recommendations for improvement of future elections based on the findings and demonstrate AU’s solidarity and support Namibia’s election and democratization process to ensure that the conduct of democratic, credible and peaceful elections contributes to the consolidation of democratic governance, peace and stability in the country.

 

During this mission president Koroma will hold consultations with the various stakeholders including government officials, members of the electoral commission, political parties, civil societies, media, members of the diplomatic corps and other international observer groups.

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