Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has been appointedashead of a team of observersto Sierra Leone’s general election scheduledtotake place on March7, 2018.
Hewill serveas leader of the ElectionObservation Mission of the Electoral Institute for SustainableDemocracy in Africa (EISA).
Jonathan left Nigeria for Freetownon Friday.
A statementby his spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze, announced theappointment.
It said themission has observers drawnfrom civil societyorganisations and election management bodies from acrossthecontinent.
Eze statedthattheformer president“is pleased tobe part of the processin support of apeaceful and transparent election in Sierra Leone.”
EISAisa not-for-profit election-focused organization thatisworking with national, regional, Pan-African and global partners throughout the African continent.
It is based inSouth Africa with field offices acrossthe continentand has supported orobserved over100 electoral and political processes in Africa.
Its assignment inSierra Leone isin linewith the organisation’s “vision of an African continent where democratic governance, human rights and citizen participationare upheld ina peaceful environment.”
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