Archbishop Emeritus calls for postponement of parliamentary elections

In Togo, there was no demonstration on Tuesday in Sokode. And the city is calm after the violent clashes on Monday between security forces. And opposition demonstrators, clashes that have killed two people.

Faced with the resurgence of violence across the country. The Archbishop Emeritus of Lome, former President of the National Sovereign Conference, Bishop Philippe Fanoko Kpodzro, in an appeal to the government, the postponement of the legislative poll December 20.

Recall that the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET) has called for constitutional and institutional reforms in line with the ECOWAS roadmap as the country approaches the December 20 parliamentary elections.

In a statement released at the end of the November 12-16 Ordinary Assembly of CET in Lomé and Aného. The bishops expressed concerns over the electoral process currently being conducted by the Électoral Nationale Indépendante Commission (CENI).

“It is obvious that conducting of the elections without the necessary reforms will not solve the Togolese question, it will only intensify tensions and violence,” read the bishops’ statement in part.

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