The Regional Director for Central and West Africa, Chris Fomunyoh, who is currently on a visit to the country from the Headquarters of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Washington, has been impressed by the adequate and timely preparation for the monitoring of the October 10 general elections by NDI Liberia team.
In a press release yesterday, Mr. Fomunyoh expressed his delightfulness over the work of the NDI Long Term Election Observer’s team that continues to monitor adequate preparation across the counties in Liberia. “We’re really excited our teams are now working hard on the ground out there in the rural areas. Our Long Term Observers are liaising with the election authorities, meeting candidates and checking on all the preparations for the polls”, said the Regional Director, Chris Fomunyoh. The release state that despite the muddy roads caused by the rainy season, NDI has monitoring team from every county, and has made initial visits to fourteen of the fifteen counties in the country. “NDI is running a long-term international election observation mission in Liberia that aims to enhance the integrity of the polls by conducting impartial and continuous monitoring of all phases of the election process. In early October, the Long Term Observers will be joined by an additional 34 Observers from Africa, Europe, and the United States. During his current visit to Liberia, NDI Regional Director Fomunyoh is holding talks with the National Electoral Commission, the International Foundation for Election Systems, USAID, the US Embassy and various others with an interest in the success of the historic polls”, the release state. The National Democratic Institute is one of the international partners of the National Elections Commission (NEC) that are ensuring a peaceful transition of democratic power in Liberia come October 10 2017.