Lome, 17 June, 2023 / 8:41 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Togo are appealing for “a peaceful atmosphere” ahead of Legislative and Regional elections scheduled for December this year.
In the statement issued Friday, June 16 following their 133rd Ordinary Plenary Session, members of the Episcopal Conference of Togo (CET) also call for the release of all political prisoners.
“The electoral census that has just been carried out launches our country toward the next elections,” Catholic Bishops in Togo say in their statement in which they “urge everyone to take the necessary steps to ensure a peaceful atmosphere.”
CET members call on relevant authorities “to keep in their sights respect for freedoms of all kinds.”
They also call on the government “to release all political prisoners.”