UN chief urges inclusive, peaceful elections in Guinea

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.PHOTO/AP
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.PHOTO/AP

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged all political leaders in Guinea and their supporters to refrain from acts of incitement, inflammatory language, ethnic profiling, and violence, his spokesperson said in a statement on Saturday.

“The Secretary-General urges political leaders and their parties to resolve any disputes that may arise through legal means,” the statement continued.

“He reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to support the country’s efforts to promote national cohesion,” it added.

The UN chief also called on the defense and security forces to act responsibly and with the utmost restraint.

The polls are taking place on Sunday, 18 October.

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