Former President, Goodluck Jonathan will lead a team of observers to monitor Liberia’s run-off presidential election

A statement from Jonathan’s Media Office said that the former President, who is leading the delegation of the United States’ National Democratic Institute (NDI) International Elections Observation Mission to Liberia’s presidential run-off polls, would arrive Monrovia on Sunday(today).

The run-off election is scheduled to hold on December 26, 2017.

The statement indicated that the run-off election is being contested by the ruling Unity Party candidate and incumbent Vice-President, Joseph Nyumah Boakai, and the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) candidate, former World Footballer of the Year, George Weah.

The statement issued by the ex-president’s Media Adviser, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, indicated that the NDI delegation of 35 political and civic leaders, election experts and regional specialists from 18 countries across Africa, Europe and North America includes Atifete Jahjaga, former president of Kosovo, Hanna Tetteh, former minister of foreign affairs of Ghana, and NDI regional Director Dr, Christopher Fomunyoh.

The statement quoted Jonathan as saying: “I am 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.”

Source: Nigerian Tribune Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.