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President, ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC) and Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and the President of Guinea Bissau's Supreme Court, Justice Paulo Sanha, when the former led the ECONEC Delegation to his office on 1st August.

By Paul Ejime

The President of Guinea Bissau’s Supreme Court  Justice Paulo Sanha on 31st July in Bissau,  received visiting delegation of ECONEC led by its governing board President Prof Mahmood Yakubu.

The delegation is on a Needs Assessment Mission to Guinea Bissau.

Crucial parliamentary elections are scheduled in November in the country, where an ECOWAS military Mission,  ECOMOG has been assisting to stabilise the fragile political environment.

Prof Yakubu said there “can be no true democracy without the judiciary playing its key role.”

The delegation, which is duscussing the assistance which ECONEC or its members could render individually or collectively to Guinea Bissau, includes two other members of the ECONEC governing board and officials of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), also chaired by Prof. Yakubu.

L-R: Communication Specialist, ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC), Mr. Paul Ejime, Special Adviser to INEC Chairman, Prof. Mohammad Kuna, Deputy Director (ICT, INEC), Mr Paul Omokore, National Commissioner, Prof. Anthonia Simbine, Chairman, Electoral Commission of Cape Verde and ECONEC Deputy Treasurer, Dr Maria Do Rosario Goncalves, ECONEC President and INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, President, Guinea Bissau’s Supreme Court, Justice Paulo Sanha, Chairman, Electoral Commission of Burkina Faso and ECONEC Treasurer,Mr. Ahmed Newton Barry and Resident Electoral Commissioner, Kano State, Prof. Riskuwa Shehu.

The ECONEC Delegation in a meeting with Civil Society Organisations.