Africa: Kazibwe Eliminated – AU Elections Suspended

The three candidates for chairperson of the African Union Commission, including former Vice President Specioza Kazibwe, have been eliminated

The three candidates for chairperson of the African Union Commission, including former Vice President Specioza Kazibwe, have been eliminated.

State Minister for International Affairs, Oryem-Okello, says the elections have been suspended altogether. "All candidates eliminated, elections suspended," he told Daily Monitor in a short text message (SMS).

The developments reportedly followed Dr Kazibwe's unceremonious exit in early round of voting in the Rwandan capital, Kigali.

She reportedly polled 11 votes against 16 scored by Botswana's Pelomi Venson-Moitoi and Equatorial Guinea candidate Agapito Mba Mokuy, who garnered 12 votes.

The West African economic bloc, ECOWAS, had going into the elections to replace Dlamini Zuma raised objections about the quality of candidates lined up as her possible successors.

Source: The Monitor.

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