Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – Ibrahima OUEDRAOGO was officially sworn in as the new Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) at a solemn hearing held at the headquarters of the Constitutional Council in Ouagadougou on Thursday, November 9, 2023.
According to Burkina Information Agency, The swearing-in ceremony was attended by the president of the CENI, Elysé OUEDRAOGO, the Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Me Rodrigue BAYALA, fellow CENI commissioners, and friends and relatives of the new Commissioner, who represents the Muslim Community on the Commission.
Me Barthélemy KÉRÉ, President of the Constitutional Council, took the opportunity to remind Ibrahima OUEDRAOGO of his duties and obligations under the provisions of article 32 of the Electoral Code. He emphasized that OUEDRAOGO’s oath signifies a commitment to impartiality, transparency, loyalty, honor, and patriotism in overseeing electoral and referendum operations. Kéré warned that any violation of this oath could lead to sanctions.
Ibrahima OUEDRAOGO affirmed his commitment to joining the team of CENI Commissioners to fulfill the tasks assigned to him for the remainder of the mandate. Appointed by the Council of Ministers on October 30, 2023, as a replacement for a resigning member, OUEDRAOGO is a lawyer by training and represents the Civil Society component in the Commission.