John Alechenu, Abuja
Nigeria’s former President Goodluck Jonathan, who’s main the African Union Professional Election Observer Workforce to Tanzania, paid a go to to some polling stations in Dar es Salaam, within the early hours of Wednesday.
Jonathan introduced this on his Fb web page on Wednesday.
He stated, “The African Union Professional Election Observer Workforce which I lead visited some polling stations in Dar es Salaam this morning as voting bought underway in Tanzania’s common elections.
“The African Union sees in the present day’s polls as yet one more alternative for the great individuals of the United Republic of Tanzania to deepen democracy and peace within the nation.”
In an earlier assertion titled, “Jonathan leads AU election observer mission to Tanzania as Chairperson requires peaceable polls,” launched by his Media Workplace, the Chairperson of the African Union Fee, Moussa Faki Mahamat, was quoted as calling for peaceable, inclusive and credible polls.
The Chairperson was additionally quoted as urging all stakeholders, political events and their supporters “to take part within the voting course of peacefully and to chorus from any acts of violence.
The assertion learn partly, “He additional urges the authorities to make sure a conducive setting to allow residents to solid their votes in a protected and peaceable method.”
The assertion additional stated, “It’s the third time Dr. Jonathan can be main the AU election commentary mission and the second consecutive time he can be observing the election in Tanzania, having led the Commonwealth Observer Group to the East African nation’s final common election in 2015.
“In a a call for participation signed by the Chairperson of the African Union Fee Moussa Faki Mahamat, the AU counseled Dr. Jonathan’s efforts in direction of democratic consolidation and peacebuilding in Africa.”
The letter learn: “Given Your Excellency’s huge expertise and dedication in selling democracy and peace on the continent, I want to invite you to steer the Mission to the United Republic of Tanzania.”
Since leaving workplace in 2015, Jonathan has been actively engaged in quite a few worldwide assignments, together with main peace missions and totally different Election Observer Missions to varied African nations together with Tanzania, Zambia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Mozambique.