The Oasis Reporters
March 2, 2018
Most sought after former African president on election observation mission, ex- President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria is billed to lead a team of observers to Sierra Leone’s general elections scheduled to take place on 7 March, 2018.
In a statement released by Ikechukwu Eze, the ex-President’s spokesman, Jonathan is scheduled to leave for Freetown on Friday as leader of the Election Observation Mission of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA).
Eze revealed that Jonathan would be leading the Mission which has observers drawn from civil society organisations and election management bodies from across the continent.
“The former President is pleased to be part of the process in support of a peaceful and transparent election in Sierra Leone,” he stated.
EISA is a not-for-profit election-focused organization that is working with national, regional, Pan-African and global partners throughout the African continent and is based in South Africa with field offices across the continent and has supported or observed over 100 electoral and political processes in Africa.
EISA has current and past field offices in countries like Burundi, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan was recently in Liberia to head an Observer Mission which saw the opposition candidate, decorated footballer George Weah emerging as the country’s new president.
Wherever Jonathan goes, the press in that country focuses all attention to him for leading Nigeria into prosperity and quitting without waiting for a full declaration of results in his home country, despite evidence of illegal voting by underaged children in the far Muslim north determined to oust him from power at all costs.
Nigerians in the North and South, Christian and Muslim, currently regret their choice as inflation, joblessness, herdsmen killings, kidnappings and other vices associated with misgovernance currently pervade in the country.