From: AIDOGHIE PAULINUS, Abuja
Former President of Ghana and Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group in Kenya, John Mahama, has said the August 8 Presidential election in Kenyan was credible, fair and inclusive.
In his interim statement made available to Daily Sun by the Commonwealth Election Observer Media Unit, Mahama commended Kenyans for their patience in waiting for final election results, even as he asked for continued patience as results continued to be finalised.
Recall that general elections were held in Kenya on August 8, 2017.
Kenyans trooped out in their numbers to elect the president and his deputy, members of parliament (senate and national assembly) and devolved government members (county governors and member of county assembly) respectively.
Incumbent President of Kenyan, Uhuru Kenyatta of the Jubilee Party, is slogging it out with his opponent, Raila Odinga.
Having observed the election proceedings, Mahama stated: “We have followed the whole process and wish to congratulate all on the process thus far.
“It is my fervent hope and expectation that the positive, peaceful and orderly atmosphere that we all experienced on August 8, 2017, will continue to prevail as we await the conclusion of this electoral process,” the statement quoted Mahama to have said.
Mahama added “Our overall conclusion is that the opening, voting, closing and counting process at the polling stations on August 8, 2017, were credible, transparent and inclusive.
“We commend and congratulate Kenyan voters, the staff of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, political party agents, candidates’ agents, the media and all security personnel for their commitment to the democratic process.”