By Sadiya Hamza
UNITED NATIONS – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that peaceful and credible elections are critical for the people of Burundi.
Ban, in his note to UN correspondents in New York on Friday, expressed the hope that all Burundians would seize the opportunity to consolidate peace and stability in their country.
The secretary-general said he was pleased that the United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in Burundi (MENUB) officially started work on Jan.1 as mandated by Security Council resolution 2137 (2014).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that MENUB is headed by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy Cassam Uteem of Mauritius.
MENUB is to monitor and report on the presidential, parliamentary and local elections that have been scheduled between May and September. (NAN)