Former president Goodluck Jonathan leads election observers to SA

Former president Goodluck Jonathan leads election observers to SA

Former president Goodluck Jonathan has arrived Johannesburg ahead of South Africa's national and provincial elections.

Jonathan who led the Election Observation Mission of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) disclosed this on his Twitter handle.

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According to him, democracy has indeed turned the corner in Africa.

"Democracy has indeed turned the corner in Africa with many nations holding periodic and peaceful elections which put in the hands of the people the power to choose their leaders," he said.

General elections will be held in South Africa on May 8 to elect a new National Assembly and provincial legislatures in each province. This will be the sixth election held since the end of apartheid in 1994 and will determine who will become the next president of South Africa.

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Incumbent President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the ruling African National Congress. The party which has won every parliamentary election since 199 is attempting to retain its majority status and secure Ramaphosa a full term in office as president.

Ramaphosa's predecessor, Jacob Zuma, resigned from office on February 14, 2018 and was already ineligible for a third term in office as the South African Constitution limits a president to serve a maximum of two five-year terms.

Meanwhile, Jonathan was appointed to lead a delegation of observers to the Sierra Leonean general elections which held in March 2018.

The foremer president was named as the leader of the election observation mission of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa.

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