Addis Ababa, 21 February 2012: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Jean Ping, continues to follow closely the development of the situation in Senegal, on the eve of the presidential election, whose first round is scheduled for 26 February 2012.

The Chairperson of the Commission reiterates the AU’s appeal to the Senegalese political actors and all the other stakeholders to demonstrate utmost restraint and to refrain from any action likely to heighten the current tension. He hopes that all the actors concerned will demonstrate a high sense of responsibility, as demanded by the circumstances, in order to guarantee a peaceful and free and fair electoral process that will consolidate the remarkable democratic achievements made by Senegal throughout its contemporary history.

The Chairperson of the Commission expresses the wish that the mission led by former President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and Mrs. Chinery?Hesse, member of the AU Panel of the Wise, will be able to contribute to defuse the tension and help Senegal overcome the present difficulties, so as to ensure the organisation of a democratic, free and fair presidential election in the best conditions of calm and serenity.

Posted by Limi Mohammed

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