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    Guinea Election Commission Chair Dies From Covid19

    Mamadou Salif Kébé

    The President of Guinea’s Independent National Electoral Commission of Guinea, Mamadou Salif Kébé, has died from coronavirus, reports say.

    ?Tributes are pouring in for him.

    According to Nigeria’s
    Electoral Commission Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, Kébé’s passing is “… most unfortunate and a great loss to Guinea and West Africa”.

    Prof Yakubu

    The Guinean is reported to have contracted the infection from one of the African civil society electoral experts, who were in Guinea for the country’s national referendum and legislative elections held on March 22, 2020.

    A statement issued
    in Abuja on Saturday by the spokesman, ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions, Paul Ejime, observed Kébé was hospitalised for a few days and died in Conakry on Friday, April 17.

    It says “Seven of the visitors, who are still stranded in Conakry because of the coronavirus pandemic shutdown, are reported to have also tested positive for COVID-19.”

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