Statement by His Excellency Bankole Adeoye Commissioner for Political Affairs Peace and Security on the 7th Annual Continental Forum of Election Management Bodies

14-15 November 2022

Maputo, Mozambique

 - The Minister of State Administration and Public Services, Representing His Excellency Adriano Afonso Maleiane, Prime Minister of the Republic of Mozambique
- The Right Reverend Carlos Simao Matsinhe, Chairperson of National Electoral Commission of Mozambique and host of the 7th Continental Forum of EMBs
- President of the General Assembly of the Association of African Electoral Authorities
- Distinguished Chairpersons of Election Management Bodies of the AU Member States
- Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps and International Organisations accredited to the Republic of Mozambique
- Distinguished Participants,
- Ladies and Gentlemen
It is a great pleasure for the African Union Commission to co-host this important continental gathering of African Election Management Bodies in collaboration with the Association of African Electoral Authorities and the National Electoral Commission of Mozambique. Since the 6th EMBs Forum in Kenya held in 2019, it is the first time we are congregating in the post COVID-19 pandemic era. It is my hope we are going to sustain the renewed momentum of African peer-learning in election management.