Togo asked to ensure peaceful polls

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the media at the UN headquarters in New York on April 9, 2015. As violence continues to roil in Syria and Yemen, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged religious leaders and educators to preach to their followers the
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the media at the UN headquarters in New York on April 9, 2015. As violence continues to roil in Syria and Yemen, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged religious leaders and educators to preach to their followers the "correct meaning of tolerance; the correct meaning of culture and tradition, with mutual respect." (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

On the eve of the presidential election in Togo, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on all national stakeholders to recommit themselves to ensuring a peaceful, free and transparent election.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the media at the UN headquarters in New York on April 9, 2015. As violence continues to roil in Syria and Yemen, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged religious leaders and educators to preach to their followers the "correct meaning of tolerance; the correct meaning of culture and tradition, with mutual respect." (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the media at the UN headquarters in New York on April 9, 2015. As violence continues to roil in Syria and Yemen, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged religious leaders and educators to preach to their followers the “correct meaning of tolerance; the correct meaning of culture and tradition, with mutual respect.” (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)
Togo is going to hold its 2015 presidential election on April 25th, in which Faure Gnassingbe, incumbent head of state of Togo, is seeking a third presidential term since he took office in 2005.
“The Secretary-General calls on all political leaders and their supporters to resolve any disputes that may arise from the electoral process through constitutional and peaceful means,” said a statement released by Ban’s spokesperson.
Ban also reiterated the commitment of the United Nations to support the electoral process and the efforts of the Togolese to strengthen democratic order in their country, said the statement.
Five candidates are recorded for the presidential election, including Jean-Pierre Fabre of Combat for Change in 2015 (CAP 2015) , a main challenger of Gnassingbe. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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