ECOWAS Country Representative Babatunde Ajisomo is admonishing political hopefuls and stakeholders in the 2017 Presidential and Legislative elections to “respect the rule of law.”
He said the rule of law should be maintained in order to ensure a democratic electioneering process and to set the pace for a smooth transition to the next government in January, 2018.
Speaking on the UNMIL Radio “Coffee Break” Wednesday, Ajisomo said any country that does not pay adequate attention to the rule of law will be sowing seeds of conflict.
“The law is an act; it does not necessarily have to be perfect, sometimes it may be partial,” he said, adding, “Whatever the case may be the rule of law must be respected by everyone.”
He continued: “That is why there is always a provision for amendment in the Constitution.”
Ajisomo said ahead of the elections, ECOWAS has planned to engage the media, religious leaders, civil society groups and other stakeholders to discuss any potential dispute and help make the election peaceful.