Togo election Ghana-Togo border closed ahead of elections

The Ghana and Togo border will be closed ahead of Saturday's elections in Togo.

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President John Mahama and President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbe play

President John Mahama and President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbe

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The Ghana and Togo border will be closed by midnight ahead of Saturday’s Presidential elections.

Stakeholders in Togo’s national elections taking place on April 25 are ready and have expressed their satisfaction with the process, despite some other new concerns.

Togo’s elections, originally planned for April 15, was postponed to April 25 at the instance of the Chair of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government following an earlier consultative visit to Lome in March.

The postponement was to enable Togo’s Independent National Electoral Commission ​with assistance from La Francophonie to complete a review of the electoral register in response to concerns raised by the political parties.

Security officials have set up a joint border patrol team to secure the border and nearby communities.

Incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe is facing stiff opposition from opposition leader, Jean-Pierre Fabre, an economics graduate and former newspaper editor.

Meanwhile, ECOWAS has deployed a 100-member election monitoring group led by the former President of Liberia, Dr. Amos Sawyerr.

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