Enrico Woolford joins Commonwealth Observer Group to Vanuatu elections

6

A former Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Hubert Ingraham, will lead a Commonwealth Observer Group to Vanuatu for its General Election on 22 January. The five-member team includes Guyanese journalist Enrico Woolford.
According to a statement from the Commonwealth Secretariat, the snap election is being held nine months ahead of schedule, following a period of political instability in which 14 Members of Parliament were convicted of bribery.

Enrico Woolford
Enrico Woolford

The convictions led to a political deadlock between the Government and the Opposition which prompted President Baldwin Lonsdale to dissolve Parliament.
The Commonwealth’s Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, mobilised the Observer Group at the invitation of the Vanuatu Government.  He said its work would complement the Commonwealth’s ongoing effort to support democracy in the country.
“The Commonwealth has a long history of assistance to Vanuatu.  We have been working with the Government and with all political leaders to strengthen democratic processes and institutions in the country,” he stated.  Last year the Commonwealth facilitated a dialogue among political leaders that could lead to a roadmap for reform.
The Observer Group will contribute to this process by offering practical recommendations to strengthen Vanuatu’s electoral process based on their observations. The five-member team will examine pre-election preparations, voting and counting procedures and the announcement of results. They will assess any factor affecting the credibility of the elections and determine whether they were conducted according to international standards and the laws of Vanuatu.
The Observer Group will submit its report to the Commonwealth Secretary-General, who will in turn send it to the Government of Vanuatu, the Electoral Commission and the principal political parties.  It will subsequently be released online.
The observers will be supported by a four-member staff team, led by Albert Mariner of the Political Division of the Secretariat.  The staff team will arrive in Vanuatu on 13 January and depart five days after the elections.

COMPOSITION OF THE GROUP:

Chair: Rt Hon Hubert Ingraham
Former Prime Minister of The Bahamas

Jane Prentice MP
Federal Member for Ryan
Australia

Enrico Woolford
Editor-in-Chief
Capitol News
Guyana

Walter Rigamoto
Former Ombudsman and Supervisor of Elections
Fiji

Jessica Nkuuhe
Gender, Peace and Security Expert
Uganda

6 COMMENTS

  1. Ow me laad Dennis McKenzie! me only bin up to third standard at school and always on Aagust Monday. And fu your infarmatian, Sly is only one part of de name

  2. Sly, it is time YOU become smart. Have you ever checked the meaning of sly? Unless this is your nature. The meaning is as follows: cunning, deceitful, conniving, scheming, devious, underhand, rougish, etc. No one should believe whatever you say.YOU ARE DUMB, as well as DK (don`t know) and side kick (always taking).

  3. YES! HE IS SMART. HE WAS AROUND THE PNC WHEN BURNHAM AND HOYTE ‘RIGGED EVERY ELECTION IN GUYANA. HE WAS PART AND PARCEL OF THE RIGGING MACHIINE

  4. I believe,Enrico is a smart selection.He seems to be an individual who is fair,and will be an asset to the team of observers.A no-nonsense man,who will tell it like it is.

  5. Enrico Woolford joins Commonwealth Observer Group to Vanuatu elections..
    hahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahha
    wonders never cease—-wool for sheep clothing ehehehehehe

LEAVE A REPLY

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.