The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, has on Sunday, in a statement, congratulated the West African state of Sierra Leone for what he described as “the peaceful and largely orderly elections” that took place on Saturday the 17th of November. The UN chief then called on all parties to work together to help bolster stability and unity in the country.
“The secretary-general congratulates the people of Sierra Leone for the peaceful and largely orderly elections held yesterday, The high voter turnout and the remarkable calm displayed by the country’s citizens as they cast their votes are a clear manifestation of their desire for peace, democracy and development,” the statement continued.
The Secretary General went on to say “As the country awaits the announcement of final results, the secretary-general calls on Sierra Leone’s political leaders, parties and their supporters to accept the will of the people and to put their country above any other interests so as not to jeopardize Sierra Leone’s hard-won peace,”
Mr. Ban Ki-moon went on to urge all sides to work together and uphold their commitment to the people of Sierra Leone to bolster stability and unity,
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