Former president Obasanjo lands new international
– A former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has been appointed an envoy to Liberia
– Obasanjo’s new appointment was announced by the United Nations secretary general António Guterres
– The former president is expected to be in Liberia to support the peaceful transfer of power to a democratically elected president
A former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday, December 27, was detailed as envoy to Liberia by the United Nation’s secretary general, António Guterres.
Obasanjo, the UNSG said, will be in Liberia to support the peaceful transfer of power to a democratically elected president.
Announcing the former president’s new appointment in New York through his spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, the UNSG commended the people of Liberia for the peaceful conduct of the election.
Dujarric said in a statement: “The Secretary-General hopes that the will of the Liberian electorate will be respected and that a seamless transfer of power will take place within constitutional timelines.”
Guterres also requested that Obasanjo, who is a member of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation, travel to Liberia’s capital city, Monrovia, from Thursday, December 28 to Saturday, December 30.
It was earlier reported that the past president, Goodluck Jonathan, co-led the United States’ National Democratic Institute (NDI) International Elections Observation Mission to Liberia.
Jonathan while speaking on the issues in Liberia said the country is seriously moving towards becoming Africa’s model of democracy.
The former president said his conclusion comes from the country’s experience with democratic governance.