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@GEJonathan leads observer mission to South African elections

The Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) has announced the arrival in South Africa of its election observation mission (EOM) led by former President Goodluck Jonathan to observe the country’s national and provincial elections.

A statement issued by the South African-based EISA ahead of the May 8 elections quoted former President Jonathan of stating that the polls would provide another opportunity for South Africans to exercise their voting right and deepen the roots of the nation’s democracy.

In the arrival statement, Mr Jonathan said: “It is a great pleasure for me to lead the EISA election observation mission to the 2019 national and provincial elections in South Africa. These elections which come in the 25th year of South Africa’s democratic journey are of great importance as they provide another opportunity for South Africans to exercise their right to vote and thus support the country’s democratic consolidation.

“The EISA EOM seeks to contribute to the integrity of the electoral process through its findings and recommendations.”

The statement added that the Jonathan-led observer mission which has Mr. Denis Kadima, EISA’s Executive Director, as the deputy mission leader is comprised of 37 international observers drawn from Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Election Management Bodies (EMBs), and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) from 16 African countries. It is the fifth EOM to be deployed by EISA in South Africa since the 1999 elections.

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