African Union Chairperson, President Cyril Ramaphosa, has urged political actors within the Central African Republic (CAR) to desist from fomenting rigidity as a way of attaining sustainable peace and stability.
"The weapons of rebel have to be silenced to enable the democratic will of the individuals of the Central African Republic to be expressed and realised.
"On the dawn of a brand new yr, which brings with it the arrival of free trade throughout our continent, we should do all we will to ensure that no country or region is left behind by conflict that denies citizens the correct to peace, stability and improvement," he stated.
President Ramaphosa's message got here on Sunday, 27 December, because the CAR headed to the polls. He thanked the Financial Group of Central African States (ECCAS) for the thought-about and progressive stance taken relating to the state of affairs within the CAR ahead of the elections.
The AU Chairperson says the electoral course of and its end result within the Central African Republic should entail adherence to the Republic's Structure, selections of the Constitutional Courtroom and the provisions of the February 2019 Peace Settlement.
President Ramaphosa says an finish to armed battle is a prerequisite totally free, truthful and credible elections, which should in turn type the idea of peace that may benefit the CAR and the ECCAS more broadly.