Mahama leads ECOWAS Observer Mission to Liberia

Former President John Mahama has left Accra Thursday for Monrovia to lead the Observer Mission of ECOWAS to the October 10, 2017, Liberian general elections.

Since leaving Office in January, President Mahama has been helping to entrench democracy and stability in Africa.

In August this year, Mr Mahama was in Kenya as part of Commonwealth Observer Mission to monitor the East African country’s August 8 elections.

He will head an Observer Mission which includes journalists and former diplomats from Commonwealth member countries.

In landmark elections slated for next week Tuesday, Liberians will vote in the country’s third postwar presidential and legislative races.

Incumbent Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first female president, is ineligible to run because of constitutionally mandated term limits.

So January 2018 will mark the first time in recent memory that a democratically elected Liberian president will hand power to a similarly elected head of state.

As former Chair of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President Mahama has been celebrated for his commitment to ensuring the stability of the sub-region and the continent generally.

His tenure as Chair saw the quick handling of various sub-regional crisis including the Burkinabe Political turmoil, the election dispute in Togo and the outbreak of Ebola in three West African countries including Liberia.

He has also been working with the African Development Bank to help improve agriculture.

Source: Newsbos/Joyonline