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ECOWAS demands new date for Senegal presidential election

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ECOWAS demands new date for Senegal presidential election

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Published By: Isa Isawade

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ECOWAS has asked the relevant authorities in Senegal to urgently choose a new date for the country’s presidential election that was postponed.

The bloc made the demand in a statement signed and issued by the ECOWAS Commission to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

According to the statement, the ECOWAS Commission said it has taken note of the decision of the Senegalese authorities to postpone the presidential election, originally scheduled to take place on Feb. 25, 2024.

“The ECOWAS Commission expresses concern over the circumstances that have led to the postponement of the elections.
“Also, the bloc appeals to the competent authorities to expedite the various processes in order to set a
new date for the elections.

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“The Commission further urges the entire political class to prioritise dialogue and collaboration for a transparent, inclusive and credible election.

“The ECOWAS Commission salutes President Macky Sall for upholding his earlier decision not to run for another term.

“It encourages him to continue to defend and protect Senegal’s long-standing democratic tradition.”

The statement added that the Commission would continue to monitor the situation in the West African nation.

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