The West Africa Democracy Solidarity Network (WADEMOS), from May 15–18, 2023, embarked on a pre-election solidarity mission to Sierra Leone ahead of the forthcoming presidential, parliamentary, mayoral, and local council elections scheduled for June 24, 2023.
The mission was in recognition of the shared democratic values of people across the ECOWAS sub-region and in acknowledgment of the unity among civil society and other civic actors across the West African sub-region in their common desire to see democracy upheld in Sierra Leone. It seeks to provide an opportunity for civil society in West Africa to work collectively and across borders with stakeholders at the national and regional levels to enhance the credibility and integrity of elections in the sub-region. The mission follows similar pre-election and election-day missions to the recently held 2023 national and gubernatorial elections in Nigeria.
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