AU urges ‘calm, restraint’ in Senegal
The African Union (AU) has called on the political class and all other stakeholders to remain calm and exercise restraint, in the wake of pre-election violence and loss of human lives in Senegal.
In a statement issued at the weekend, the AU urged an inclusive political dialogue without delay to ensure a peaceful and transparent electoral process.
It noted the need for Senegal to consolidate the remarkable achievements made by the country throughout its contemporary history and on its democratic path.
The African Union said it wouldl continue to monitor the situation and reaffirms its readiness to do everything in its power to facilitate the successful conclusion of the electoral process and contribute to the strengthening of democracy in Senegal.