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Sierra Leone: Mahama lead commonwealth group to observe election

Former President John Dramani Mahama, has led a team of Commonwealth Observer Group to monitor the upcoming General elections in Sierra Leone.

Mr. Mahama who is the chairman of the Commonwealth Observer Group, and other colleague former Heads of State have been meeting in Freetown to review preparations towards the Wednesday March 07, 2018 elections.

Present at the Sunday evening meeting were Former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, who is heading the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa, Amos Sawyerr, former President of Liberia leading the ECOWAS Mission and Kgalema Motlanthe, former South African President who is leading the African Union Mission.

The leaders reviewed and discussed the security situation, preparations by the National Electoral Commission, concerns raised by the various political parties and their candidates and the issue of a ban on vehicular movement in Sierra Leone.A total of 3.17 million voters will go to the polls on Wednesday to elect a President, Members of Parliament and Councilors. There are 16 presidential candidates and 789 candidates contesting for 144 parliamentary seats.

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