Former President Goodluck Jonathan, Friday, left for Nairobi where he would be leading a team of observers to Kenya’s general elections scheduled to take place on August 9, 2022.
Jonathan would serve as the Head of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa, which had deployed a full-fledged short-term team of observers to Kenya.
According to a statement issued by the EISA in Nairobi, the team comprises 21 short-term observers, mainly drawn from Civil Society Organisations, Election Management Bodies and academia from across the continent.
The statement quoted Jonathan to have noted that “the observers will be deployed in all the regions and specifically in 10 counties, across the country where they will observe the final stages of the political parties’ campaigns, election day procedures and results from aggregation processes.”
It said further, “The Mission’s assessment of the electoral process will be guided by the principles and obligations set out in the 2007 African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, the 2002 Organisation of African Unity/African Union Declaration of the Principles Governing Democratic Elections in Africa, the Declaration of Principles on International Election Observation and the Principles for Election Management, Monitoring and Observation as well as the legal framework governing the elections in the Republic of Kenya.
It added that the EISA Electoral Observation Mission would issue a preliminary statement on its findings at a press conference on 11 August 2022