In anticipation of Zimbabwe’s forthcoming general elections scheduled for August 23, former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has journeyed to Harare. The nation’s citizens are gearing up to cast their votes and elect new leaders, and the former Nigerian leader has taken on a pivotal role in the process.
Making his arrival known through an official post on his verified Facebook page, Jonathan shared that he landed in Harare on Saturday, fully prepared to oversee the elections as part of the Joint African Union (AU) and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Mission to Zimbabwe. This initiative aims to ensure transparency and fairness in the electoral proceedings.
Jonathan expressed his eagerness for the task at hand, emphasizing his commitment to a meaningful and constructive experience during his stay in the country. He conveyed his gratitude to the Zimbabwean Government, the AU, and COMESA for their collaborative efforts in fostering a conducive environment for observing the elections.
Notably, the former President extended appreciation to Ambassador Zachariah Ifu and other officials from the Nigerian High Commission for extending a warm reception to him and his team. His presence stands as a testament to the significance of international cooperation in safeguarding the integrity of democratic processes across the African continent.
As the election date approaches, Jonathan’s involvement underscores the importance of upholding democratic principles and ensuring free, fair, and transparent elections for the people of Zimbabwe. With his experience and dedication, he is poised to contribute to the successful conduct of the upcoming polls.