GEJ Performs His Duties As An Election Observer In Tanzania

GEJ Performs His Duties As An Election Observer In Tanzania

The former president of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan is currently in Tanzania as the chairman of the Commonwealth Observer Group for the upcoming election in the country scheduled for October 25.

Shortly after arrival, the ex-president took part in a press conference, in which he called on the Tanzanian National Electoral Commission, political parties and civil society is the country to ensure a peaceful and transparent election.

Jonathan recalled the March 28 presidential election and, using his acceptance of defeat as a bright example, assured politicians that they should always put the interests of the citizens first. The former president also stressed that any attempt to reject the will of the people will lead to chaos and loss of lives.

“If you lose, accept defeat.  I was concerned about allowing my personal ambition to scuttle a democratic system I had helped to nurture,” he said.

“In any election, there are winners and losers. The presidential candidate who loses on Sunday should gracefully concede the election to avert a political crisis," he said.

See some photos of Goodluck Jonathan who is accompanied by other members of the observer group:

GEJ Performs His Duties As An Election Observer In Tanzania
GEJ Performs His Duties As An Election Observer In Tanzania
GEJ Performs His Duties As An Election Observer In Tanzania

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GEJ Performs His Duties As An Election Observer In Tanzania
GEJ Performs His Duties As An Election Observer In Tanzania
GEJ Performs His Duties As An Election Observer In Tanzania

Meanwhile, Tanzanians are anxious and happy that the former Nigerian leader will lead a 33-nation observer mission. Describing him as “a hero of free and fair elections in Africa”, people are confident that Jonathan’s presence will bring credibility to the polls.

Shortly after Jonathan’s arrival, his name appeared in national dailies, where the ex-president was praised for his exemplary feat of conceding defeat even before the end of the electoral process.

GEJ Performs His Duties As An Election Observer In Tanzania

Source: Legit.ng

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