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WACSOF Commends Peaceful Elections in Senegal, Congratulates President-Elect

Abuja, 26/03/2024 – The West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF), the umbrella body of civil society organisations in West Africa, commends the smooth conduct of Presidential Elections in Senegal, held on Sunday, March 24, 2024 and extends its warmest congratulations to the winner and President Elect of Senegal, Mr. Bassirou Diomaye Faye.

WACSOF recognizes and applauds the efforts of the people of Senegal in upholding democratic values and principles through the peaceful conduct of the elections. This is especially commendable in view of the political turbulence and mass protests in the build-up to the elections over the past three years. The high voter turnout for the polls is a testament to the timeless commitment of the Senegalese people to uphold their long-established traditions of political resilience and democratic consensus building.

We take note of the very strong rhetoric of President Elect Diomaye in favour of strengthening ECOWAS and its role in regional economic development as opposed to extra-regional influences in the political economy of the region. Such a strong position from leaders of ECOWAS Member States is desirable, and very much needed, for effective implementation of the ECOWAS Vision 2050.

As an organization dedicated to promoting popular democracy, good governance, and the rule of law in West Africa, WACSOF stands in solidarity with the people of Senegal as they embark on this new chapter under the leadership of President-Elect Bassirou Diomaye Faye.

Kop’ep Dabugat

General Secretary, West African Civil Society Forum (WACSOF)

Tel: +234 8036523475

Email: kopep.dabuga@wacsofoscao.org

Website: www.wacsofoscao.org  

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