AU Liaison Office in Liberia (AULOL), Office of the ECOWAS Commission in Liberia and UNMIL Joint Statement on the Liberian elections
12 October 2017 - For immediate release
AU LIAISON OFFICE IN LIBERIA (AULOL), OFFICE OF THE ECOWAS COMMISSION IN LIBERIA AND UNMIL JOINT STATEMENT ON THE LIBERIAN ELECTIONS
MONROVIA – On 10 October 2017, Liberia went to the polls for the Presidential and House of Representatives elections.
The AULOL, ECOWAS and UNMIL welcome the peaceful holding of the elections in Liberia and congratulate the people of Liberia who turned out enthusiastically in high numbers to vote. We also commend the efforts of the National Elections Commission (NEC), security institutions and all local and international all stakeholders involved in the elections.
The supportive role of political parties, as partners of the NEC is very important in ensuring that the electoral process is free, fair and credible. We wish, therefore, to urge all political parties, partisans and citizenry alike to remain patient and wait for the elections results to be released by the NEC. In particular, we urge political parties to bring any issues of concern or contention to NEC’s attention, before raising them through the media. We wish to also remind the political parties and the citizenry of their patriotic and civic responsibility to ensure that peace, stability and respect for the process are maintained. In this regard, we urge all concerned to recall the commitments made by Political Parties to the Farmington River Declaration.
The AULOL, ECOWAS and UNMIL wish to assure all Liberians, once more, of our commitment to sustainable peace and a vibrant democracy in Liberia.