Former President Goodluck Jonathan is due in Monrovia today as leader of the delegation of the United States National Democratic Institute (NDI) International Elections Observation Mission to Liberia’s presidential run-off polls, scheduled for Boxing Day.
The run-off election is being contested by the ruling Unity Party candidate and current Vice President, Joseph Nyumah Boakai, and the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) candidate, George Weah.
The NDI delegation of 35 political and civic leaders, elections experts and regional specialists from 18 countries across Africa, Europe and North America comprises Atifete Jahjaga, former President of Kosovo; Hanna Tetteh, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ghana; and NDI regional director Dr, Christopher Fomunyoh.
Jonathan’s Media Adviser, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, said Jonathan will be leading the delegation, alongside former President Jahjaga.
Eze quoted Jonathan as saying he is “honoured to co-lead NDI’s international delegation to support transparent and peaceful elections in Liberia, especially given the close relationship Nigeria has always had with this country.”