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Why I’m in Nigeria for general election -John-Sirleaf, former Liberian president

Why I'm in Nigeria for general election -John-Sirleaf, former Liberian president
Ellen John-Sirleaf

Former President of Liberia, Ellen John-Sirleaf, has stated that her mission in Nigeria as Head of ECOWAS Observer Mission is to ensure a successful and peaceful election in Nigeria.

She made the remark on Tuesday in Abuja while she was being received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by the Vice President of ECOWAS Commission, Mrs Finda Koroma.

She said she would need to meet the necessary political leaders to be able to prepare adequately for the job she had come to the country to perform during the election.

She said being an ECOWAS assignment, she would work with the ECOWAS commission and she would be well guided.

Her words:  “I hope to meet with political leaders, I want to be able to understand the role I have to play to make sure that I am well prepared to carry out the function.

“I am pleased that it is an ECOWAS assignment and I will be working with them (ECOWAS Commission) and they will guide me and I just expect that I will join all Nigerians to make sure that this whole process is so peaceful and successful.

“That is the purpose of my mission.”

She stated further:  “I cannot make a statement till I have had an opportunity to be able to share in the findings of earlier missions, to consult with those who have been on ground.

“At a later date, the ECOWAS Observer Mission will be fully engaged, will carry out its functions and speak when it is time to speak.”


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