ECOWAS

West African leaders have urged the National Elections Commission (NEC) of Liberia to implement the Supreme Court’s recommendations, heading into the presidential run-off.
The regional leaders, according to a press release from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja, made the call in a Final Communique at the end of the 52nd Ordinary Session of Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia and 13 other ECOWAS leaders and their duly mandated representatives, after participating in a day-long meeting of open and closed door sessions, adopted and signed the Final Communique at the end of the Summit.
According to the release, the ECOWAS leaders through a 68-count Final Communique, while taking note of the December 26, 2017 presidential run-off, urged NEC to implement the recommendations of the Supreme Court to ensure a peaceful and transparent election.
According to the release, the regional leaders encouraged Ambassador Joseph Boakai of the Unity Party and Senator George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) to conduct peaceful election campaigns and petitioned the Supreme Court over any electoral dispute.
The ECOWAS Authority also instructed the President of the Commission to closely monitor the electoral process, deploy an election observation mission to the country and provide all necessary assistance to NEC, the release states.

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