The Chairperson of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Madam Davidetta Browne Lansanah, during the week, welcomed two separate delegations to the National Elections Commission.
On Monday, 26 September 2022 the Political Affairs Officer of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel, (UNOWAS), Madam Israa Hamad, briefed Madam Lansanah and NEC technicians about her familiarization mission with key national stakeholders on the current situation in Liberia.
The UNOWAS Political Affairs Officer said the maintenance of peace and stability in Liberia was of concern to UNOWAS and that UNOWAS is interested in ensuring the 2023 election is conducted peacefully, she noted that, while UNOWAS is not an enforcer of peace, UNOWAS works to ensure the maintenance of peace through diplomacy.
The Chairperson of NEC, Madam Davidetta Browne Lansanah, welcoming the UNOWAS official to the NEC, underscored the importance of such mission in a politically charged environment leading up to the conduct of the Presidential and Legislative 2023 elections in Liberia, stressing the key role of the NEC in the maintenance of peace and stability in Liberia.
In another development, the All-Liberia Conference on Dual Citizenship, ALCOD paid a visit to the NEC Boss and Legal Section on 27 September 2022. The group was represented by Mr. Alfred Sieh, Chairman of the out of County Voting Committee (OCVC) and Reverend Michael Sherman of the Liberia Association of Ghana (LAG), on mission to inform the NEC about their preparedness to support the work of the Commission to ensure Diaspora Voting in the 2023 General Elections.
the NEC Boss welcomed the (LAG) delegation to the Commission and expressed the hope that Diaspora Liberians would attain their voting rights, but noted, however, that the conclusion of the Electoral Reform Process would determine what additional mandates may need to be put into effect for Diaspora voting in Liberia.