By Vincess Okushi

The President of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Commission, Dr Omar Alieu Touray, has deployed a total of 40 Election Observation Mission to monitor the legislative and regional elections in the Republic of Togo.

The election scheduled for 29 April 2024 is expected to produce the sixth speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament billed on promoting good governance and accountability in the region.

A statement by the Communication Division of the ECOWAS Commission said,

This mission is in line with the provisions of Article 12 of the ECOWAS Supplementary Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance and constitutes support from the regional organization to its Member States for the conduct of their elections. The mission is led by the former Vice-President of The Gambia, Mrs Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang.

The mission comprises Ambassadors from Member States accredited to ECOWAS; representatives of the ECOWAS Court of Justice and Parliament; Civil Society Organisations; media professionals and election observation specialists from the West African region.

It noted that the observation mission was deployed to respond to recommendations of a pre-election fact-finding mission that visited Togo from 15 to 20 April 2024 to assess the preparatory phases of the elections.

During its stay in Togo, the observation mission will hold consultations with the main stakeholders in the electoral process and monitor the voting process up to 29 April 2024.

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