UN chief calls for peaceful presidential election in Gabon

United Nations, Aug 27 (IANS) On the eve of the presidential election in Gabon, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on Gabonese to exercise their civic duty and hold the poll in a peaceful and credible manner.

Ban also called on all political stakeholders and the candidates to avoid acts of incitement and maintain a peaceful atmosphere before, during and after the election, Xinhua quoted an officila statement as saying.

The UN chief also called on all candidates to “contribute to the integrity of the electoral process by addressing any complaints that may arise through established legal and constitutional channels,” it added.

Gabon is going to hold its presidential election on Saturday. The country’s incumbent President Ali Bongo Ondimba will compete against 11 other candidates.

–IANS

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