IGAD Chair calls on parties to Kenyan election to respect will of people

(EBC; August 10, 2017) - Chairperson of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has called on all political parties and candidates partaking in Kenya's election to respect the will of the people.

Hailemariam said in a statement he issued on Wednesday that IGAD has been closely following the elections that took place on 8th August 2017 and appreciates the way they have been conducted so far in a peaceful, orderly and transparent manner.

IGAD therefore calls on all political parties and candidates to respect the will of the people of Kenya and to refrain from any act that might be of disruptive nature to the peace and stability of the country, he said.

IGAD would like to urge the concerned parties to stay calm until the whole process is completed to ensure a successful conclusion of the democratic exercise, he added.

Source: IGAD