Néjib Chebbi urges boycott of elections, calls for national dialogueForty-seven file to contest district level elections in Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipal

Spokesperson for the National Salvation Front Ahmed Nejib Chebbi urged the boycott of December 24 local elections and called for a national dialogue to chart a way out of the crisis.

“There is need for a national dialogue; this would provide Tunisians with the opportunity to discuss their future by means of holding early legislative and presidential elections that would steer the country out of the crisis,” Chebbi Monday told a press conference in Tunis. A new transition period is also needed, he added.

Local eletions are of no interest to Tunisians, Chebbi further said. They likewise do no meet international standards of democracy.

Local elections “are not currently a priority for Tunisians as they are immensly concerned over the inhuman state of affairs in Gaza.”

“The majority of Tunisians do not agree with the political project of President Kaïs Saïed as testify to that low turnout rates in the referendum on the constitution, national consultations and the legislative elections,”Chebbi highlighted.

ource: EN – Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

A total of forty-seven aspirants have successfully filed nominations to contest in the upcoming District Level Elections (DLEs) in the Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipality of the Western Region.

After close of nominations on Friday, November 17, forty -two males and five females had submitted their forms to contest in the DLEs across the 13 Electoral Areas within the Municipality.

Mrs Effe Wilson, Western Regional Director of the Electoral Commission (EC), disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in an interview, in Takoradi on Monday.

She said a total of 174, made up of 141 males and 33 females had also filed to contest in the Unit Committee membership in the various electoral areas in the Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipality.

She said all nominations received were vetted before clearing aspirants to contest in the elections.

Source: Ghana News Agency