Ex-President Jonathan Observes Sierra Leone Run-off Poll

Nigeria’s former President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has arrived Sierra Leone to observe the country’s presidential run-off election scheduled for Tuesday.

Leading the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) Election Observation Mission, Jonathan arrived Freetown the country’s capital on Friday.

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan addressing the media in Freetown

Ex-President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan addressing the media in Freetown as head of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa Election Observer Mission to Sierra Leone.

The former President’s spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze, the former president, led EISA to the first round as it declared the process of the March 7 general elections as peaceful and credible.

In the elections, none of the candidates polled required 55 per cent of votes to win at the first ballot.

According to the mission in its interim report presented by Jonathan to the media on March 9, the elections were “conducted substantially in line with sub-regional, continental and international standards.”

The observed that voter turnout was impressive while the conduct of electoral personnel was professional, even as the report appealed to the people of and all stakeholders in the country to remain calm for electoral processes to be concluded.

 

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